It’s been a while since a game between Manchester United and Liverpool meant so much. With United currently three points clear at the top of the league, we know a win will increase our lead, a draw will maintain it with City hot on our heels, and a defeat will take us below Liverpool on goal difference.
Ahead of the game, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke to the press about his understanding of the importance of this game and his belief that this would be a real test for his players. Former Liverpool midfielder Jason McAteer said this week that United are in a “false” position at the top of the league, so a result at Anfield on Sunday would be a great way for the team to show what they’re made of.
When looking at our results so far against teams towards the top of the league, we’ve drawn with second placed Leicester and fourth placed City, beaten Everton, lost to Spurs and drawn with Chelsea. It’s not a record to get too excited about and Solskjaer will be looking to do better against the top sides, starting this afternoon.
With only Brandon Williams Phil Jones unavailable, Solskjaer has got the option of pretty much his full squad.
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; Rashford, Fernandes, Pogba; Martial.
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Henderson, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Shaqiri, Thiago; Mane, Salah, Firmino.