Liverpool vs Manchester United Prediction & Match Preview

Liverpool vs Manchester United Prediction & Match Preview

Anfield takes center stage as Liverpool faces off against Manchester United in the upcoming Premier League derby.


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December 17, 202317:30Premier League2023-20240'

The Reds are determined to maintain their top position in the standings and are likely to adhere to their attacking style of play.

Argentina midfielder Alexis Mac Allister is uncertain for the Sunday showdown, and injuries rule out Andy Robertson, Joel Matip, Diogo Jota, Stefan Bajcetic, and Thiago Alcantara.

Contrastingly, the Red Devils encountered defensive issues in a surprising 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth. Struggling to find their peak form, Manchester United faces a challenge against Liverpool, who boast a three-game winning streak in the league.

Adding to the away team’s woes, Bruno Fernandes is suspended, while Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, and Lisandro Martinez are sidelined with injuries. Mason Mount is not ready for this match, but Marcus Rashford is in full fitness.

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While a few seasoned Liverpool stalwarts, including Mohamed Salah, Alisson Becker, Virgil van Dijk, and Trent Alexander-Arnold, opted for well-deserved breaks and were excluded from the Belgium trip, Jurgen Klopp faces the challenge of navigating through Sunday’s game with a sextet of injured players.

Joel Matip (ACL), Stefan Bajcetic (calf), Andrew Robertson (shoulder), and Thiago Alcantara (hip) are anticipated to make comebacks at various points in 2024. Diogo Jota’s muscular problem keeps him sidelined for a few more weeks, and Alexis Mac Allister’s knee injury rules him out against the Red Devils.

Despite achieving a double-century in Liverpool colors at Selhurst Park, Salah’s deflected goal also marked his 150th Premier League goal. His impressive tally of 12 goals against Man United stands as the highest against a single opponent in his illustrious career.

A small victory for the Reds midweek was the absence of additional players entering the infirmary. In contrast, Man United suffered setbacks as defensive duo Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw sustained groin and hamstring tweaks in the first half of their defeat to Bayern.

Man United supporters are nervously awaiting updates from Ten Hag, but their team will certainly miss Jadon Sancho (club suspension), Amad Diallo (knee), Christian Eriksen (knee), Lisandro Martinez (foot), Casemiro (thigh), and Tyrell Malacia (knee). Victor Lindelof (knock), Mason Mount (calf), Anthony Martial, and Marcus Rashford (both suffering from illness) are uncertain for the match.

If Mount recovers in time from his calf issue, he could be a like-for-like replacement for the suspended Bruno Fernandes, who will miss the game due to accumulating five yellow cards. Alternatively, Kobbie Mainoo or Hannibal Mejbri might be thrust into the spotlight if Mount is unavailable.