Liverpool v Manchester United: English Premier League Match,Team News,Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 16-12-2023 6:19 am (4 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 16-12-2023 06:19 AM (4 months ago)

Date: Sunday 17th December, 2023
Time: 5:30 pm
Stadium  Anfield
Referee   Michael Oliver (England)
Goal Scorer:

While a handful of senior Liverpool stars were left off the travelling list for Belgium in order to enjoy well-earned breaks - Mohamed Salah, Alisson Becker, Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold fall into that category - Klopp still has a sextet of injury victims out of contention for Sunday's game.

Joel Matip (ACL), Stefan Bajcetic (calf), Andrew Robertson (shoulder) and Thiago Alcantara (hip) are all expected to return at various points in 2024, while Diogo Jota's muscular issue will render him unavailable for a couple more weeks too, and Alexis Mac Allister's nasty knee wound will prevent him from turning out against the Red Devils.

As well as hitting a double-century in Liverpool colours at Selhurst Park, Salah's deflected effort also marked a 150th Premier League goal for the Egyptian wing king, whose 12 goals against Man United is his highest tally against a single opponent in his glittering career.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Szoboszlai, Endo, Gravenberch; Salah, Nunez, Diaz

Manchester United
One small victory for the Reds in midweek was witnessing no more players enter the infirmary, which is more than can be said for Man United, as defensive duo Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw were both first-half casualties of their defeat to Bayern with groin and hamstring tweaks respectively.

Ten Hag expects Shaw and Marcus Rashford - who has been suffering from an illness - to be available, but Maguire is confirmed to be missing out alongside Anthony Martial (illness), Mason Mount (calf), Jadon Sancho (club suspension), Amad Diallo (knee), Christian Eriksen (knee), Lisandro Martinez (foot), Casemiro (thigh) and Tyrell Malacia (knee), while Victor Lindelof (knock) is touch-and-go.

With Fernandes suspended and Mount still in the medical bay, either Kobbie Mainoo or Hannibal Mejbri should fill the void in the centre of the park, unless Ten Hag springs a surprise by bringing Donny van de Beek back in from the cold.
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
Onana; Wan-Bissaka, Evans, Varane, Shaw; McTominay, Amrabat, Mainoo; Antony, Hojlund, Rashford
Prediction: Liverpool 3-0 Manchester United

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