Manchester United return to Premier League action as they visit Liverpool for a mouthwatering clash at Anfield on Sunday.
The fortunes of the two clubs have been very different this season, with the Reds competing for the league title while their rivals even struggling to get into the top-four.
Liverpool picked up a 2-1 loss to Union Saint-Gilloise in their final Europa League group match on Thursday.
The Reds’ fringe and academy players dominated possession but failed to create many goalscoring opportunities, ultimately falling to their second defeat in Europe.
However, the result wasn’t damaging at all as they had already confirmed their place in the knockouts as Group E winners.
Jurgen Klopp’s men now focus their attention on the Premier League, where they have a one-point lead at the top following their 2-1 win at Crystal Palace.
The Merseyside giants looked to be losing after Jean-Philippe Mateta scored in the 57th-minute.
But the game turned on its head after Jordan Ayew received a red card as Mohamed Salah and Harvey Elliott scored to seal a 2-1 success.
On the other hand, Manchester United have been enduring a difficult run of form recently. They will enter Sunday’s clash on the back of two consecutive defeats in all competitions.
Bournemouth sealed their first ever league success at Old Trafford last week after strikes from Dominic Solanke, Philip Billing and Marcos Senesi.
They then headed to the Champions League needing victory against Bayern Munich to have any chance of progressing to the last 16 round.
But another disappointing performance saw the Red Devils losing the contest 1-0, with Kingsley Coman scoring the decisive goal.
The defeat left United at the bottom of Group A, thus being denied even the consolation of a place in the Europa League.
Jurgen Klopp rested many of his first-team players for the midweek fixture, but they are likely to return to the team this weekend. The German boss will not be able to avail the services of several players, including Diogo Jota, Alexis Mac Allister, Thiago Alcantara, Joel Matip, Andrew Robertson and Stefan Bacetic.
As for Manchester United, their injury troubles worsened after Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw picked up knocks against Bayern. That is a blow for Erik ten Hag’s side who are already dealing with fitness issues to Anthony Martial, Amad Diallo, Jadon Sancho, Mason Mount, Lisandro Martinez, Christian Eriksen, Casemiro, Tyrell Malacia and Victor Lindelof.
Liverpool vs Manchester United potential line-ups
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Szoboszlai, Endo, Gravenberch; Salah, Nunez, Diaz
Manchester United: Onana; Wan-Bissaka, Evans, Varane, Shaw; McTominay, Amrabat, Mainoo; Antony, Hojlund, Rashford
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Liverpool vs Manchester United prediction
Confidence in the United camp is likely to be very low after their recent poor results. It will be quite a shock even if they manage to come away with a draw from Anfield.
Liverpool have been excellent this season and they are expected to comfortably win the home match on Sunday.
Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United
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