EPL: Liverpool Vs Manchester United - Preview, team news and predicted line-ups

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Liverpool, Oct 16: The biggest match of English Premier League and the most cherished rivalry in the country kicks-off on Monday midnight as Liverpool host Manchester United at the Anfield.

Jose Mourinho's men face Jurgen Klopp's Reds in a crucial game week 8 encounter. Manchester United have had a mixed season so far and are placed in the 7th position in the league table. Liverpool, on the other hand, is placed in the 4th position.

Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho (Image courtesy: Twitter)

Team News

Home team Liverpool are likely to miss the service of midfielder Georgio Wijnaldum who suffered an injury while for Netherlands during the international break.

Jurgen Klopp is likely to field Daniel Sturridge upfront and field Phillipe Coutinho in the midfield with Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane on the flanks.

Manchester United, on the other hand, do not have any major injury concerns. They welcome Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Luke Shaw back to the squad.

Mourinho is likely to bring in Anthony Martial in the starting XI. Ander Herrera is likely to start alongside Paul Pogba in the central midfield. Captain Wayne Rooney will once again start from the substitute bench.


Kick-off: 12:30 AM (IST)

Venue: Anfield, Liverpool

The match will be telecasted LIVE on Star Networks and Hotstar.


Predicted Line-ups

Liverpool FC (4-3-3)

Goalkeeper: Loris Karius

Defenders: Nathaniel Clyne, Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren, James Milner

Midfielders: Jordan Henderson, Phillipe Coutinho, Adam Lallana

Strikers: Sadio Mane, Daniel Sturridge, Roberto Firmino

Liverpool formation

Manchester United (4-2-3-1)

Goalkeeper: David De Gea

Defenders: Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw

Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera; Anthony Martial, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford

Strikers: Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Manchester United formation


Prediction

Liverpool 2-1 Manchester United

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