Liverpool vs Manchester United Prediction: Storm Injury
Liverpool will host Manchester United in the Premier League continued 2017-2018 at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, Saturday (14/10/2017). The game will be predicted to take place interesting, although both teams lost some key players.
In the camp of Liverpool, manager Jurgen Klopp can not play Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne, and Sadio Mane. Especially Mane, it becomes a big loss considering the contribution he has been giving.
Mane had to rest for six weeks with a hamstring injury. Without Mane, Klopp can still lower the front-line trio are good, namely Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, and Mohamed Salah.
However, the condition of the three players was doubtful because the new defend their respective countries during the international break. Klopp does not want to make the country’s duties a reason not to play Coutinho, Firmino and Salah trio.
“The club is doing everything to bring players back from their country and we are working with other clubs to bring players from South America together,” Klopp said.
“Coutinho appeared in two games while Firmino played for a few minutes, so they are doing well and being an important part of this team,” Klopp continued.
Against Manchester United, Liverpool need maximum results in order to keep the good name of Anfield. During the last month, Liverpool did not win even when playing at home in various events.
The opposite condition experienced by Manchester United. Since losing to Real Madrid in the European Super Cup, last August, Manchester United have yet to feel defeat.
In fact, Jose Mourinho’s team won the last six matches in various events. It makes Mourinho believes his players are in the best conditions despite having to face Liverpool at home.
“We will play at Anfield and this game is full of tradition and history but we want to feel a great atmosphere against Liverpool and we are happy to face them at Anfield,” said Mourinho.
However, Mourinho still can not play Paul Pogba and Michael Carrick are injured. As for Marouane Fellaini added to the list of injured Manchester United players.
However, Mourinho can maximize some players who are not called his country at the international break. Juan Mata, Ander Herrera, Antonio Valencia, and Ashley Young are likely to be in good shape against Liverpool.
Currently, Manchester United is still ranked second Premier League standings with Raihan 19 points. Meanwhile, Liverpool are seventh with seven points from the Red Devils.
Prediction of the match
Estimate of the order of players
Liverpool: Simon Mignolet; Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren, Alberto Moreno; Emre Can, Jordan Henderson, Goerginio Wijnaldum; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho
Manager: Jurgen Klopp
Manchester United: David de Gea; Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling, Ashley Young; Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic; Juan Mata, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Anthony Martial; Romelu Lukaku
Manager: Jose Mourinho
Head to head
15/1/2017 – Manchester United 1-1 Liverpool (Premier League)
17/10/2016 – Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United (Premier League)
17/3/2016 – Manchester United 1-1 Liverpool (Europa League)
10/3/2016 – Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United (Europa League)
17/1/2016 – Liverpool 0-1 Manchester United (Premier League)
Liverpool’s last five games
1/10/2017 – Newcastle United 1-1 Liverpool (Premier League)
26/9/2017 – Spartak Moscow 1-1 Liverpool (Champions League)
23/9/2017 – Leicester City 2-3 Liverpool (Premier League)
19/9/2017 – Leicester City 2-0 Liverpool (League Cup)
16/9/2017 – Liverpool 1-1 Burnley (Premier League)
Manchester United’s last five games
30/9/2017 – Manchester United 4-0 Crystal Palace (Premier League)
27/9/2017 – CSKA Moscow 1-4 Manchester United (Champions League)
23/9/2017 – Southampton 0-1 Manchester United (Premier League)
20/9/2017 – Manchester United 4-1 Burton Albion (League Cup)
17/9/2017 – Manchester United 4-0 Everton (Premier League)
Liverpool 50-50 Manchester United
Source: Various sources