Dethroned Champions Liverpool battle it out for a Europa League spot when they travel to take on Manchester United in the rescheduled encounter. The match schedules for Thursday at Old Trafford with kickoff at 10:15 pm.
City fans were full of smiles last time out when Leicester City sealed the victory against the Red Devils to lift the Premier League trophy. However, man United remain on course to finish in second place.
On the other hand, they might have fallen as Jurgen Klopp’s team fight for a spot in the Europa League. Instead, a 2-0 win over Southampton boosted their chances of a top-four finish.
Fans protests last time at the Old Trafford got off to an intense route with police stepping in to retain some semblance. The demonstrations against the Glazers – an American-led regime – peaked with fans breaking into the stadium.
The consequences of the protests led to the postponement of this match. It gives the Reds Devils a heavily packed week with three fixtures. The loss to the Foxes ended a five-game winning run across all competitions at Old Trafford.
On the other hand, Liverpool regained their golden touch ahead of their clash with their arch enemies. However, their chances of a spot in the Liverpool remain reliant on their rivals slipping in the final few weeks. Thus, a lot of rivalries steams from this clash even though nothing more to salvage remains.
Manchester United vs Liverpool Head to Head
Both sides have 35 games against each other, with Man United taking 16 wins while Liverpool with 11 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Man United 1-2 Leicester City
- Aston Villa 1-3 Man United
- Roma 3-2 Man United
- Man United 6-2 Roma
- Leeds United 0-0 Man United
- Liverpool 2-0 Southampton
- Liverpool 1-1 Newcastle
- Leeds 1-1 Liverpool
- Liverpool 0-0 Real Madrid
- Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa
Manchester United Team News
Captain Harry Maguire picked up ligament damage to his ankle. The return for the centre back sets for the Europa League final later this month. He joins Daniel James, Phil Jones and Anthony Martial in the treatment room.
Liverpool Team News
The injury crisis continues to pile up with long term absentees, including Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Jordan Henderson. In addition, James Milner and Ozan Kabak ruled out of their previous encounter due to muscular problems.
Prediction and Odds
It is easy to forget this is one of the hottest old rivalries in English football; thus we throw away any case of form.
- Correct Score: 1-1
- Both Teams to Score