Manchester United and Liverpool face off this weekend in a Premier League blockbuster.
Well, we hope. The Premier League has been forced to delay the kick off time following shocking events at Old Trafford which has seen Man United fans storm the pitch on Sunday afternoon.
Both sides drew last weekend and will want to bounce back in this classic top-flight encounter.
These two drew 0-0 at Anfield in January but United did beat the Reds in the FA Cup.
There is plenty on the line in this weekend’s clash meaning it should be a thrilling at the Theatre of Dreams.
Man United v Liverpool: How to watch
This match will be held at Old Trafford on Sunday, May 2. It’s not clear what the new kick-off time is at this stage.
The game is being broadcast on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event from 4pm.
Sky Sports customers can live stream this via the app using their mobile, tablet or computer devices.
If not, you can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £9.99.
Man United v Liverpool: Team news
Two changes for both sides as Dean Henderson and Mason Greenwood get the nod. They’re in for David de Gea and Edinson Cavani.
Meanwhile, Liverpool welcome back defender Nat Phillips, while James Milner is picked ahead of Georginio Wijnaldum. Diogo Jota is on the bench.
Manchester United: Henderson, Wan Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Pogba, Rashford
Subs: De Gea, Bailly, Cavani, Mata, Alex Telles, Matic, Williams, van de Beek, Tuanzebe
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Kabak, Robertson, Thiago, Fabinho, Milner, Salah, Firmino, Mane
Subs: Wijnaldum, Keita, Adrian, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Jota, Tsimikas, Shaqiri, Rhys Williams
Man United v Liverpool: What has been said?
Asked how important it is to win this game, Jurgen Klopp said: “More than 100 precent. Without winning games we have no chance of having European football.
“Whatever situation you are in, when you’re a Liverpool player or manager, this is the game.
“Is it the best place to go after watching them score five in one half? I don’t know. A lot of things can happen, we just make sure we are ready for it.
“It will be a tough game, intense. We saw last night Man United and they are good! Especially when you let them play. They were flying.
“I am pretty sure United still feel they have a chance [for the title]. Both teams have to win it which is a good recipe for the game.
“When you play Thursday than Sunday, Man United got used to it but it doesn’t make it better. It’s a tough challenge for them.
“Today is recovery, tomorrow second recovery and then they play. No chance to change things but I don’t think they want to really at the moment.”
Man United v Liverpool: Match stats and facts
- Manchester United have lost just one of their last 15 home games against Liverpool in all competitions (W10 D4), and are unbeaten in their last eight since a 0-3 loss in March 2014.
- Liverpool haven’t lost consecutive games against Man Utd in all competitions since a run of four between 2014/2016, with the Reds losing 3-2 at Old Trafford in the FA Cup in January.
- Manchester United have avoided defeat in both meetings with Liverpool in all competitions this season (W1 D1) – the last time they faced Liverpool as many as three times in a season without losing any was in 1998-99 (W2 D1), with this the eighth campaign they’ve met more than twice since then.
- In the Premier League, Manchester United have won just one of their last nine meetings with Liverpool (D6 L2), and are winless in five against the Reds (D3 L2). They last had a longer winless run against Liverpool in the top-flight between December 1989 and October 1992 (7 games).
- Manchester United have drawn seven league games 0-0 this season – only in 1980-81 (8) have they been involved in more goalless draws in a single league campaign. The Red Devils have the most goalless draws of any side in the Premier League this season.
- Manchester United have won 28 points from losing positions in the Premier League this season, with only Newcastle in 2001-02 (34) and Man Utd themselves in 2012-13 (29) earning more in a single campaign. Meanwhile, Liverpool have dropped 15 points from winning positions this term, their most in a season since 2016-17 (18).
- Liverpool have won five of their last seven away league games (D1 L1), more than they had in their previous 15 on the road (W4 D6 L5).
- Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp has played away at Man Utd without ever winning more times than any other opponent in his managerial career (6 – D4 L2).
- Marcus Rashford has been involved in five goals in his last four games in all competitions for Man Utd against Liverpool at Old Trafford, scoring four and assisting one.
- Mohamed Salah scored twice in Liverpool’s 2-3 defeat at Manchester United in the FA Cup this season. The only Liverpool player to score away against Man Utd in two different games in a season was 100 years ago – Harry Chambers in 1920-21.