Coming into this weekend’s fixture, both teams have endured identical results from their opening 4 games this season (WWDL).
“They can turn it around and call it a blip”.
Juan Mata believes Manchester United against Liverpool is “the biggest” encounter that English football has to offer. However, the 26-year-old will not be available for the visit to United and Rodgers is not yet certain when he will be fit to return, while both Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana are also doubtful.
After an impressive display in last month’s goalless draw at Arsenal, Brendan Rodgers was ebullient in his praise of midfielder Lucas Leiva. Danny Ings is expected to make his first start.
Manchester United have received a major boost after Phil Jones returned to training following recovery from thrombosis.
But the centre-back is set to retain his place alongside Martin Skrtel when Liverpool travel to Old Trafford in the Premier League, and Rodgers says it would be wrong to blame the West Ham result on one man.
“He looks like he has got that pace and ability that we might need“. A year ago Van Gaal got the better of Brendan Rodgers by winning at Anfield and Old Trafford last season. The boss of midfield duel between Can and Schneiderlin will be an intriguing one to watch.
He underwent surgery on a hip injury in the United States in May and progressed nicely throughout his rehabilitation period in Boston.
“We are not concerned about what other clubs are doing; we just want to produce more players”.
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The Reds will be without key man Philippe Coutinho through suspension in Manchester.
This will be the 47th PL meetings between these two sides.
Wayne Rooney has averaged 0.23 goals per game in the PL against Liverpool (5 in 22 games).
Check out the Premier League’s official ticket hub by clicking on this link. With Coutinho also absent, long-range shots are unlikely to test the Spanish keeper.
The Belgian has a massive opportunity to prove his worth at Old Trafford, as does Roberto Firmino who will likely be assisting Benteke in attack.