Man Utd vs Liverpool LIVE score: Teams, TV channel and Premier League live stream.Liverpool can go back to the top of the Premier League table if they avoid defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford.Jurgen Klopp’s side need just a point to jump back above Manchester City in the title race.
But United have been rejuvenated by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with the Red Devils having gone unbeaten in the league since Jose Mourinho’s horrific finale at Anfield back in December.
Solskjaer’s side have won against Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea under the caretaker chief, with Paul Pogba in red-hot form. and Old Trafford will be rocking today.
But the title-chasing Reds are a step up and Klopp’s men will be going all out for victory, hoping to move three points clear.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Manchester United can never aspire to be like serial Premier League title failures Liverpool.
In a mocking attack on the Merseysiders, United’s caretaker-manager said that Anfield’s agonising 29-year wait for the championship would be unthinkable at Old Trafford.
And as the 20-time champions look to land a victory that would stop Jurgen Klopp’s team moving back above Manchester City at the top of the table, Solskjaer claimed United will never be satisfied with just finishing in the top four.
He said: “Liverpool are feeling the pressure as only five or six clubs have won the Premier League. Then again, we haven’t won it for a few years – and so we want to get back to that.”
I have so many memories of so many games at Old Trafford – yet my defining one is that they were always decided in midfield.
For all the attacking talent on show today, for all the individual brilliance, nothing will be achieved by either team unless they get a foothold in midfield.
Let’s be straight about this, Manchester United have a dodgy defence.
That’s not me being biased – six clean sheets in the league all season tells you that. It’s improved, no doubt, but there are still weaknesses.
Liverpool’s attack is their world-class strength. Again, no doubt.
Yet for Jurgen Klopp to use the forwards’ penetration and movement, that can be so devastating, he needs his midfield to provide the platform.
So even though the table tells you that my former club are individually much better this season – and man-for-man you can’t argue with that – it really doesn’t matter.
Manchester United fans are sweating over midfielder Nemanja Matic, after he was absent from the squad that arrived at the club’s pre-match base on Saturday night.Manchester United fans are sweating over midfielder Nemanja Matic, after he was absent from the squad that arrived at the club’s pre-match base on Saturday night.
The midfield anchor, a two-time Premier League winner with Chelsea before moving to Old Trafford in 2017, has recovered from a disappointing start to the season under Jose Mourinho.
Like many of his colleagues, Matic has really stepped up under Solskjaer – with the side still unbeaten in domestic football under the Norwegian.
Matic has been imperious in recent weeks, notably in Monday night’s win over his former club in the FA Cup.
But despite training on Friday, Matic was a surprise absentee on Saturday night.
And while it is no guarantee that he will be absent – Solskjaer has given no inclination either way – United fans are already worried about the possibility of going without the experienced star.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United stars checked into their team hotel ahead of the clash with Liverpool last night.
The Red Devils are aiming to continue their unbeaten start to life under Solskjaer in domestic competitions, but face their toughest task yet against the second placed Reds.
United stayed the night at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester, as they do before all matches at Old Trafford.
David De Gea, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez were all among the players who looked focused on their arrival.
But conspicuous by his absence was Nemanja Matic.
Will he be there today? Find out as we get down to all the build up from Old Trafford right here.