This Premier League 2017/2018 football game will see Liverpool and Manchester United go head to head on Sat 14th October at 12:30.
12:30 pm Saturday 14th October
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Liverpool host Manchester United with the intention of ending a winless run of six Premier League games against their fierce rivals in Saturday’s early kick off.
Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino have a 6,000-mile journey to endure from Sao Paulo after Brazil eased past Chile 3-0 to wrap up their World Cup qualifying campaign and are only expected at Melwood on Thursday for training.Adam Lallana is continuing his rehabilitation from a thigh injury at the Aspire clinic in Qatar and it is hoped he will be in contention again in mid-November.
Nathaniel Clyne is still nursing a back issue, and like his England team-mate, hasn’t featured at all this season.
LIVERPOOL POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UP
MAN UTD TEAM NEWS
Mourinho insists there will be no special preparations for this encounter and he is expected to revert to his more conservative approach away from home against a rival despite United’s stellar start to the campaign. “When you are in a big club, when you are a big player, when you are a big manager, every game is important,” he said.
Do I like to go to Anfield? Yes, I love it. Do I like to play against Liverpool? Yes. I like amazing stadiums, the best opponents but the preparation is not different. It’s just a match.”
Paul Pogba has seemingly stepped up his training regimen in recent days but remains a casualty for now as he continues his rehabilitation from a hamstring injury picked up against Basel in September. Marouane Fellaini joins him on the absentee list due to the knee injury he suffered playing for Belgium against Bosnia-Herzegovina this week, while Michael Carrick is also expected to miss out once more through calf trouble.
Phil Jones missed England’s World Cup qualifying wins over Slovenia and Lithuania due to a knee complaint but could be available to join the trip to Anfield, while Romelu Lukaku had no further issues during the international break with the ankle injury which had made him a doubt for the 4-0 win over Crystal Palace a fortnight ago.
Other than those, Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic remain long-term absentees as they both recover from ACL injuries. Both could be back in action around the turn of the year.
MAN UTD POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UP