The Northwest Derby is here, as Liverpool FC host Manchester United in one of the most awaited games in the Premier League calendar on Sunday.

Both sides have had a rather poor end to the year. Manchester United sit in 19th position, while Liverpool FC are in 17th place in the league table for total points collected in the month of December (2 and 4, respectively).

While Liverpool FC did manage a credible draw in midweek against league leaders Arsenal FC, Manchester United were once again held to a draw, an entertaining one for a change, against Newcastle United at St. James’ Park.

Reports in The Times indicate that the game could be final one for the Dutchman in case Manchester United ‘lose ground’ in the Liverpool FC game.

Liverpool FC:

Predicted XI (4-3-3): Mignolet; Clyne, Toure, Moreno, Sakho; Can, Allen, Henderson; Milner, Lallana; Firmino

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Manchester United:

Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Young; Carrick, Schneiderlin; Herrera, Mata, Martial; Rooney

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Stats

  • Manchester United have won each of their last 4 games against Liverpool FC in all competition.
  • Manchester United have conceded at least 2 goals in their last three away Premier League games.
  • Both sides play with the ball at their feat with Liverpool FC having 61.1% possession at home and Manchester United averaging 57.7% possession away from home.
  • Liverpool average 19.8 shots per game at home, the most by any Premier League side.

Prediction

Liverpool FC 3-1 Manchester United

Liverpool have done exceptionally well against top sides since Jurgen Klopp took over, and the game against Manchester United should be no exception. The energy and dynamism that the German will translate in his squad in the big game will be enough to see off a struggling United outfit.

Odds (bet365)

Liverpool FC win: 13/10
Draw: 9/4
Manchester United win: 5/2

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