Liverpool vs Manchester United
England – Premier League
Date: Tuesday, 19 April 2022
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Liverpool’s dreams of achieving an unprecedented quadruple remain alive.
They have already won the EFL Cup and have advanced to the Champions League semi-finals, where they will face Villarreal.
They have also qualified for the FA Cup final, where they will face none other than arch-rivals Manchester City.
They are now in second position in the league table, one point behind league leaders and defending champions, the Citizens.
With only seven matchdays left, they are determined to dethrone Pep Guardiola’s side from first place, and each of the remaining seven league games will be virtual finals for them.
They do, however, have a challenge coming up on Tuesday.
They are about to face their toughest rival, Manchester United, and the two teams have a long history of rivalry.
A win for the Reds will not only keep them in the title race, but it will also harm United’s chances of finishing in the top four.
A win for the Red Devils will keep their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League alive, while also denying Jurgen Klopp’s side a clear shot at the crown.
Expect a ferocious battle at Anfield on Tuesday.
The Reds have a clear advantage, but they’ll have to work hard to win.
Liverpool vs Manchester United Head to head :
- The latest clash had ended in a 0-5 win for the Reds.
- They had scored four or more goals in the past two PL meetings.
- Seven of the last ten encounters had three or more goals.
- It’s been six years since the guests have won at this ground.
Liverpool vs Manchester United Prediction :
Manchester United’s recent Anfield record is abysmal.
They haven’t won there since 2016, and in their last five visits, they have only managed a single goal.
If Liverpool are at their best, and it’s difficult to see why they wouldn’t be given how loud Anfield is sure to be, they should win this game comfortably.
The hosts are 4/11, but we can make it 6/4 by supporting them to win by a zero margin.
Liverpool vs Manchester Team News :
Diogo Jota gave Liverpool a worry ahead of the FA Cup semi-final, but the Portuguese forward was fit enough to play as a substitute at Wembley after shaking off the knock.
Klopp is anticipated to work with a completely healthy squad once again and will likely rearrange the pack a little, with Joel Matip slated to return in place of Konate, despite his recent goal-scoring form.
In midfield, Jordan Henderson may replace Naby Keita, and a well-rested Roberto Firmino pushed his cause for more minutes in attack with a well-taken brace against Benfica in the Champions League.
Man United, on the other hand, has a number of players in the medical room, as Rangnick continues to work around a depleted midfield, with Fred (hip) and Scott McTominay (foot) both expected to miss out.
With their individual injuries, striker Edinson Cavani and left-back Luke Shaw will be out until at least May, with the latter now looking unlikely to return before the end of the season.
Mason Greenwood, who was wrongly reported to be returning to first-team training with the Red Devils, is still suspended by the club, but Raphael Varane is in with a possibility of returning for the upcoming match against top-four opponents Arsenal.
Rangnick might bring in Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Nemanja Matic for additional defensive stability, which means Jesse Lingard will almost certainly be benched after making his first league start of the season against Norwich.
Bruno Fernandes was in a car accident on Monday, but he suffered no significant injuries and will be able to compete on Tuesday.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles; Matic, Pogba; Elanga, Fernandes, Sancho; Ronaldo