Man Utd vs Liverpool: Line-ups
An Entertaining Showdown on the Cards
Liverpool have already been mathematically dethroned as champions, but the coronation of Manchester City could be officially confirmed this weekend, with Liverpool themselves completing the deal. Victory for Man City away to Crystal Palace on Saturday would leave Manchester United needing to avoid defeat in this match to prevent their local rivals from being crowned champions with four games to spare.
Should Man United win then they would end the weekend at least 12 points clear of fifth place with only four games remaining – effectively an unassailable gap given their superior goal difference too – whereas defeat for Liverpool could see them end the weekend eighth in the table and as many as seven points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea.
For all of their underwhelming form since the turn of the year, Liverpool have improved significantly away from home of late, winning five of their last seven league games on the road – more victories than they had managed in their previous 15 away games before that.
The last five of those have all ended in victory, while in the Premier League alone they could record five straight home wins for the first time since March 2018. United have every reason to be confident of doing exactly that after hitting Roma for six in midweek, although their most recent league game was a rather drab and low-quality goalless draw with Leeds.
Liverpool need a win, while Man United come into the match full of confidence and within touching distance of securing their number one target for the season, and that should make for an intriguing contest. Given Man United’s track record of 0-0 stalemates this season, and Liverpool’s ongoing troubles in front of goal, it is possible so see another draw.