Liverpool vs Manchester United: Premier League – LIVE!

The two biggest clubs in English football renew their rivalry in a Premier League blockbuster clash at Anfield. United travel to Merseyside on a high after ending their six-year trophy drought at Wembley last weekend and Erik ten Hag knows all about the importance of this fixture as they bid to inflict more pain on Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp’s side completed a 9-0 aggregate win over United last season but the tables have been turned this season. Ten Hag has overseen a remarkable transformation at Old Trafford and do not under-estimate what finishing above Liverpool means to the club

United can complete a league double this afternoon, having beaten Liverpool 2-1 at Old Trafford back in August. After Tottenham and Newcastle both lost yesterday, Liverpool can move to within three points of the top four. With kick-off at 4.30pm GMT, follow all the action from Anfield.

Live updates



United will head to Merseyside bursting with confidence after such a strong run under the celebrated Ten Hag across all competitions and with a trophy already in the bag.

The only question for the Red Devils at the moment is if they can handle the sheer demands of such a busy schedule, with 41 games racked up already this term. That will become 65 if they manage to go all the way in the FA Cup and Europa League.

Martial’s ongoing issues and Eriksen absence aside, they are looking okay on the injury front just at the moment and in the formidable Rashford boast the form player in world football.

Liverpool continue to be racked with inconsistency, though Jurgen Klopp will hope his team are capable of rising to the challenge against their fiercest rivals after gaining something to build on against Wolves.

A 1-1 draw.


Early Liverpool team news

Liverpool have no fresh injury concerns.

Luis Diaz, Thiago Alcantara, Joe Gomez and Arthur Melo are all still sidelined but Jurgen Klopp confirmed those involved in their midweek 2-0 win over Wolves were “all fine”.


Early Manchester United team news

Erik ten Hag hopes to have Jadon Sancho and Luke Shaw back at Anfield.

Sancho and Shaw missed Wednesday’s 3-1 FA Cup win against West Ham United but both players are expected to be fit to return.

Shaw has recovered from a minor knock, while Sancho should be fine to play following illness.

“I think we will have players back,” Erik ten Hag said ahead of the match at Anfield. “Luke Shaw was not available, so we expect him back.

“Sancho was ill, but we will have to wait and see how that develops but I think [he could be available] as well.”

Anthony Martial, Donny van de Beek and Christian Eriksen remain out.

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How to watch: Sky Sports

TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage beginning at 4pm – after Formula One’s Bahrain Grand Prix and Nottingham Forest vs Everton on Super Sunday.

Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the game live online via the Sky Go app.


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Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Liverpool vs Manchester United!

It promises to be a huge afternoon as the two biggest clubs in English football meet at Anfield.

We’ll have all the latest build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 4.30pm GMT.

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