August 4, 2021

LIVE: Liverpool vs Manchester United

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MANCHESTER UNITED SUBS: Eric Bailly, Juan Mata, Edinson Cavani, Mason Greenwood, Dean Henderson, Alex Telles, Nemanja Matic, Donny van de Beek, Axel Tuanzebe.

MANCHESTER UNITED (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Fred, Scott McTominay; Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba; Anthony Martial.

LIVERPOOL SUBS: James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Curtis Jones, Takumi Minamino, Divock Origi, Rhys Williams, Nathaniel Phillips, Caoimhin Kelleher, Neco Williams.

LIVERPOOL (4-3-3): Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Andrew Robertson; Thiago, Georginio Wijnaldum, Xherdan Shaqiri; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane.

Manchester United carry an 11-match unbeaten run in the Premier League into the contest, winning their last three games on the bounce. The Red Devils were clinical to see off Burnley during the week courtesy of a fine strike from Paul Pogba. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men now need to raise the level of their game to prove that they are title challengers. Taking a positive result away from Anfield will send a statement to rest of the Premier League.

As we approach the half-way stage of the campaign, this contest could well be defining in the race for the Premier League title. Defending champions Liverpool allowed their lead at the top to slip after a three-match winless run, losing their last Premier League outing against Southampton. The Reds made hard work of defeating a vastly understrength Aston Villa in the third round of the FA Cup. Jurgen Klopp and his men need a much-improved performance against the league leaders.

Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield.