Manchester United take on Liverpool on Tuesday evening in the Premier League. This is a rearranged game, following the postponement of the original fixture in March.
It will be an interesting affair after United were humiliated in the reverse fixture, but both clubs need a win for their respective challenges in the league this season. United are chasing a spot in the top four, while Liverpool are on the tails of league leaders Manchester City.
The opposition: Liverpool
Liverpool’s last five: WWDDW
Liverpool reached the FA Cup final on Saturday, after beating Manchester City 2-3 at Wembley. Jurgen Klopp’s side were 0-3 up before half-time, thanks to an early Ibrahima Konate opener and two goals from Sadio Mane. Despite two second-half goals from Manchester City, Liverpool held on and secured their place in the FA Cup final, where they will meet Chelsea.
Last Wednesday, Liverpool were held to a draw by Benfica at Anfield in the Champions League. However, they still managed to qualify for the semi-finals, after a 6-4 win on aggregate.
Liverpool’s most recent league game was also against Manchester City, at the Etihad Stadium. The game finished 2-2, meaning Pep Guardiola’s side maintained their narrow lead at the top of the table.
A Liverpool win on Tuesday evening would be important in their title challenge and will send them to the top of the Premier League.Embed from Getty Images
United’s last five: WLDLW
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 60th career hattrick to seal a 3-2 win for Manchester United against Norwich City on Saturday. Ralf Rangnick’s side got a vital three points to keep their top four hopes alive, although the victory was far from easy. United did not look their best defensively throughout the game. However, three points were still won, and the winning momentum is hopefully something they can take into Tuesday’s game.
Before Norwich visited Old Trafford last weekend, United suffered defeat to Everton at Goodison Park, with the only goal of the game coming in the first half.
In the game that followed the international break, United could take just one point from Leicester City when they visited Old Trafford, with Fred scoring to earn United a point.
Three points for United at Anfield would see the Red Devils go level on points with fourth-place Tottenham Hotspur, although Antonio Conte’s side will have a game in hand.Embed from Getty Images