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Man Utd vs Liverpool LIVE: Line ups and team news CONFIRMED, Mohamed Salah injury blow – Express, Express.co.uk


MANCHESTER UNITED 0-0 LIVERPOOL

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Young, Rojo, Lindelof, Maguire, Fred, Pereira, McTominay, James, Rashford

Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Matip, Van Dijk, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Mane, Firmino , Origi

  • Mohamed Salah absent through injury, Divock Origi starts instead
  • Axel Tuanzebe injured during the warm up, Marcos Rojo now in starting XI

MANCHESTER UNITED 0-0 LIVERPOOL

10:Free-kick to Manchester United. Ten yards inside from the right touchline. Andreas Pereira looks to bend it behind the Liverpool defense but Andrew Robertson hooks it away.

8:Good spell of possession from Man Utd here, who have started on the front foot. Lots of purpose about the hosts as AWB finds Pereira, who fizzes a cross into the middle that Matip hacks clear.

5:I don’t think I’ve seen a footrace like that in years! Divock Origi knocks it miles beyond Victor Lindelof and the pair race 40 yards before the Liverpool star is penalized for a foul.

Ashley Young and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are SO advanced in these opening stages. Manchester United certainly won’t die wondering.

3:Clear signs that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has asked his side to press high up the field. Plenty of robust tackles flying in already. I’d say the high press against a Jurgen Klopp side is always a brave decision. Brave or stupid…

MANCHESTER UNITED 0-0 LIVERPOOL

1:Ready? One of the biggest rivalries in English football is underway. Perfect nine for Liverpool or redemption for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side? We’ll soon find out.

Man Utd vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League latest

Man Utd vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League latest(Image: GETTY)

Here

16: 25:players are lining up in the tunnel now. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Marcus Rashford share a hug and handshake.

Roy Keane isn’t happy about it. “Hugging… kissing… this is war … chat to them after the game, actually don’t chat to them after the game.”

The BIG six

16: 23:No sign of nerves from Liverpool fans In the away stand this afternoon. They have a flag with “6” on it, several inflatable Champions League trophies and the number “6” inflatables.

They’ve also just sung a fine rendition of“going down, going down, going down…”

Man Utd vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League latest

Man Utd vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League latest(Image: GETTY)

Twitter round-up

Roger: In my experience playing, coaching and refereeing , any team with a player named Fred, is destined to lose.

Samuel: Solskjaer in program notes: ‘We are working hard to make our players much more robust.’ Tuanzebe is the 12 th Manchester United player to have got injured this season.

Josh: The weakest midfield in Manchester United Premier League history?

Not far off, Josh.

Injury news!

16: 15:Late change to the Manchester United XI. Axel Tuanzebe has been injured in the warm up and will no longer feature today.

That sees Marcos Rojo drafted into the starting XI with Phil Jones promoted to the bench.

Man Utd vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League latest

Man Utd vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League latest(Image: GETTY)

Stevie G prediction

(*****************************************************************************************************: 10:Quite a funny exchange between Rangers manager Steven Gerrard and a reporter earlier today.

The ex-Liverpool captain was in a fairly poor mood after a 1-1 draw with Hearts and didn’t seem to enjoy the questioning.

Reporter: “Is this the best thing for Liverpool to be going to Old Trafford? “Gerrard:” Yes. “

Reporter:” How do you think it will go? “Gerrard:” Liverpool win. “

Reporter: “Why are you so confident?”

Gerrard: “Are you going to continu e to ask me these silly questions? They have played eight games and won eight. The front three are in fantastic form. They haven’t conceded many goals. They are European champions. Do you want any other reasons why? Did you think I was going to say anything different? Come on! “

Man Utd vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League latest

Man Utd vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League latest(Image: GETTY)

Meaningless record

(*****************************************************************************************************: 00 :Jurgen Klopp insists his – and the club’s – poor record at Old Trafford has no significance today.

The German has not won in four visits to their arch-rivals’ ground, coming away with three draws and a defeat.

Liverpool’s last victory there came in March 2014, a 3-0 win by Brendan Rodgers’ side in their thrilling title challenge of that season.

In the Premier League they have won just five times in (visits, losing on) occasions.

“I never really struggled with confidence to be honest. I am quite optimistic ”, Klopp said. “History, in this case, is not really important. We are really looking forward to playing the game.”

Man Utd vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League latest

Man Utd vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League latest(Image: GETTY)

‘I’ve never been so confident’

15: 55:That’s the defiant message from Graeme Souness, who believes Liverpool have a great chance of winning even without Mohamed Salah.

“Enormous,” Souness said when asked about Salah’s absence. “He’s one of their main men, Origi is a drop in quali ty but has got some big goals for them.

“Liverpool work hard in midfield, they’re rock-solid at the back, they have the best center-back in world football and I just see a Liverpool win. I’ve never been so confident about a Liverpool team to Old Trafford and having a good day. ”

Man Utd vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League latest

Man Utd vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League latest(Image: GETTY)

Twitter round-up

Buddy: Any Liverpool fan who thinks Liverpool just need to turn up to win this. Has no idea of ​​the history of this fixture & the attitude both sets of players will have.

Jeje: I don’t see Mohamed Salah’s absence as a thing of concern for Liverpool really. He’s never really been any good against Manchester United anyways.

Steve: For all Liverpool fans expecting a cakewalk at Old Trafford today, this fixture never works that way. Mark my words United will be super up for this and we will have to be at the top of our game, whatever the table may currently look like. Beware complacency.

Ashley: Fred and A. Pereira in mid, oh man that looks ominous. The work is on McTominay today then. Young is playing as an attacking winger, i hope, and will roll back the years to when his attacking and crossing were prime.

Tom: Hearing that Liverpool dropped Salah in sympathy after seeing United’s midfield.

Man Utd vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League latest(Image: GETTY)

Team news – Manchester United

15: 40:It’s a 3-5-2 for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – which in reality will be five at the back.

David de Gea has shaken off a hamstring injury to start, meaning Sergio Romero remains on the bench. Aaron Wan-Bissaka replaces Diogo Dalot at right-back while Juan Mata is replaced by Victor Lindelof.

Somehow, Andreas Pereira makes his sixth successive start for the Red Devils. Fred can also consider himself extremely fortunate to start given his recent displays.

Anthony Martial on the bench.

Team news – Liverpool

15 : 35:Let’s start with the visitors – who have some extremely interesting selection news.

Jurgen Klopp makes four changes from the side who

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Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson returns from a lengthy injury to replace Adrian between the sticks.

Elsewhere Joel Matip, Jordan Henderson and Dicok Origi all return to the starting XI with Dejan Lovren, James Milner and Mohamed Salah missing out.

The sides…

(******************************************************************************************************: 30:OK, the starting XI’s have arrived. David de Gea starts between the sticks for Manchester United and Mohamed Salah is completely absent from the matchday squad. That’s *** massive boost for the hosts.

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Young, Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Maguire, Fred, Pereira, McTominay, James, Rashford.

Subs: Romero, Mata, Martial, Rojo, Greenwood, Garner, Williams.

Liverpool XI : ****** Subs: Adrian, Lovren, Milner, Keita: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Matip, Van Dijk, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Mane, Firmino, Origi. , Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana.

Man Utd vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League latest

Man Utd vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League latest(Image: GETTY)

Salah hasn’t arrived…

15: (*************************************************************************************************:Oh dear… Sky Sports are reporting that Mohamed Salah hasn’t arrived at Old Trafford with the rest of the Liverpool squad.

There’s no confirmation on that – but it’s not looking good for the Egyptian international. Official line-ups coming in five minutes. Standby.

“Salah getting an Uber on his own probably . Or something. Please, ”writes a Liverpool supporting colleague of mine…

Man Utd vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League latest

Man Utd vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League latest(Image: GETTY)

‘United have a great chance’

15: 20:Jose Mourinho is feeling daily optimistic about Manchester United’s chances this afternoon. I suppose there’s a first time for everything.

He’s a pundit on Sky Sports today and thinks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will be fueled by the fear of losing on their own patch.

“First of all, what the game means for the fans, in the dressing room you know that, you feel that, it’s not a game like the others, that is for sure, ”Jose said.

“ Everyone expects Liverpool to come here and win. I’m not so sure, I think United have great chance to change at least the feelings, the difference between nine, ten, 12 points is not huge but the difference between lose at home against the biggest rival or not to lose at home I think makes a huge difference. ”

Was that… was that a dig

15: 15:Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a jab to the Liverpool kidneys! Didn’t know he had it in him.

The Norwegian tactician poked fun at Liverpool by mentioning their ongoing title drought.

The Red Devils have failed to win the league in the five full seasons since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club with 13 championship medals under his arm, but Liverpool’s drought has gone on for far longer.

The Reds have tried and failed to finish top in every season since 1990, which is a run of 27 full campaigns of domestic failure.

“I am sure we will bounce back and win the league,” said Solskjaer, when asked about his side’s poor form of late, before unleashing his thinly-veiled dig at Liverpool.

“And I am sure it won’t be 30 years until the next Premier League that we do win. ”Meow!

Man Utd vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League latest

Man Utd vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League latest(Image: GETTY)

Paul Pogba

15: 10:Graeme Souness, Roy Keane and Jose Mourinho are devastated. And that’s because there was no sign of Paul Pogba getting off the team bus as they arrived at Old Trafford.

David de Gea and Anthony Martial were there and look set to be involved this afternoon despite plenty of injury doubts.

Man Utd vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League latest

Man Utd vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League latest(Image: GETTY)

Mohamed Salah injury latest

15: 05:So I’ve seen the hysteria surrounding the fitness of Mohamed Salah.

The Liverpool winger isstillexpected to have recovered from a twisted ankle sustained against Leicester.

I blame the panic on the official Premier League fantasy football website, who still have him down as a doubt. )

Countdown…

15: 00:Fasten your seat-belts folks, only 90 minutes until kick off… Sky Sports are just starting their marathon coverage. Roy Keane, Jose Mourinho and Graeme Souness all eagerly waiting to slate Paul Pogba.

Man Utd vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League latest

Man Utd vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League latest(Image: GETTY)

Wazza nightmare

14: 55:Not too relevant to this fixture – but did anyone see Wayne Rooney’s final MLS match last night? Talk about a disaster…

DC United scored an incredibly dramatic stoppage-time equaliser in a play-off against Toronto to force extra time.

All sounds good, right? However, Toronto then proceeded to score FOUR goals in 13 minutes and won the match 5-1.

The 33 – year-old former Manchester United and England forward will now head to join Championship Derby, who are also in something close to disarray. Can’t see anything going wrong there…

Circumstances…

14: 50:Having taken Manchester City to the wire in the fight for the title last season before going on to lift the Champions League, Liverpool are in a great position to push for their maiden Premier League crown.

They have won all eight of their opening fixtures and head to old foes Manchester United looking to equal the best start to a Premier League season (nine wins, matching Chelsea in 2005 / 06) and the most consecutive wins in the Premier League (18, stretching back over the last campaign and drawing level with Manchester City in 2017 / 18).

While a trip to Old Trafford, a place they have won only once in all competitions since 2009, would usually be seen as a daunting prospect, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are in something resembling disarray – starting the weekend 12 th in the table, knowing defeat would see them fall 18 points behind their rivals and with pressure growing on the manager to tu rn things around.

Man Utd vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League latest

Man Utd vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League latest(Image: GETTY)

Afternoon…

14: (*******************************************************************************************:Hello everyone and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Manchester United vs Liverpool.

I should warn you – today is our mega, massive, humongous, extended preview edition of the blog.

Yes, I’ll be subjecting you to nearly a two-hour build up ahead of the showdown at Old Trafford as Liverpool seek a perfect nine and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘ s side look to navigate themselves away from the relegation zone.

I’ve just realized how bizarre that sentence sounded. Kind of like Paul Hollywood being eliminated from the Bake Off tent in round one.

Anyway, lots to discuss – so let’s get this thing started.

Man Utd vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League latest

Man Utd vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League latest(Image: GETTY)

MANCHESTER UNITED vs LIVERPOOL – TEAM NEWS

Paul Pogba is out for United due to an ongoing ankle issue and goalkeeper David De Gea looks set to join him on the sidelines with a groin complaint.

Anthony Martial (thigh) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (tonsillitis) could play a part, but there are question marks hanging over the likes of Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones, Luke Shaw, Diogo Dalot a nd Mason Greenwood while Eric Bailly (knee) is out.

Mohamed Salah, Alisson Becker and Joel Matip are all set to start for Liverpool.

Salah is expected to have recovered from a twisted ankle sustained against Leicester while keeper Alisson is back in full training after a calf problem suffered in the first match of the season. Matip is fit again after a knock ruled him out of the last two games.

Referee: Martin Atkinson

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