Liverpool vs Man Utd: Line-ups
Showdown of the Top Dogs
Away from home Man United have not lost in the league since that last trip to Anfield almost exactly a year ago – a run of 15 games which includes 12 victories, 11 of which have come in their last 12 such matches.
Liverpool have never lost back-to-back league games under Klopp, last doing so in September 2015 under Brendan Rodgers when the second match in that run was a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Man United. Klopp himself has not overseen successive league defeats since April 2015, during his time in charge of Borussia Dortmund.
In addition to being a significant day in the title race and for fans of both clubs, it could also prove to be a landmark occasion for both managers, with Solskjaer looking to avoid becoming only the third Manchester United manager in history to fail to win any of their first four league meetings with Liverpool.
Fernandes is a guaranteed starter, fresh off becoming the first player in the English top flight to be named Player of the Month four times in a single calendar year.Marcus Rashford will also be hoping to extend a good recent record against Liverpool, having scored three goals in his last four league games against the Reds and earning his side four points in the process.
It is a match which could realistically go either way, but Liverpool’s remarkable home record gives them the slight edge as far as we are concerned. Indeed, a showdown with their fiercest enemies, who have just knocked them off the top of the table, could be the perfect fixture to snap Klopp’s side out of their recent malaise.