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Strap in everyone, it’s a North West derby between Liverpool and Manchester United at the pointy end of the English Premier League table on Sunday.
The enmity between the pair is bad enough at the best of times, but the heat has been cranked up a notch with United’s rise and rise to the top of the EPL table.
Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has played down his side’s achievements, naturally, but it’s been quite the turnaround for the Baby-Faced Assassin and his charges.
Tuesday night’s sneaky win up the road at Burnley took the Red Devils three points clear of the reigning champions at the top, capping a sparkling run of form.
Paul Pogba looks set for a start at Anfield, while Eric Bailly may keep Victor Lindelof at bay in defence.
Anthony Martial picked up a knock at Turf Moor but should be in the clear, leaving unloved defensive duo Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo as the only definite absentees.
Jurgen Klopp has seen his side’s collective foot slip off the pedal in recent weeks, with underwhelming draws against West Brom and Newcastle followed up by defeat at Southampton before the break for cup action.
The reigning champions still go into the weekend second, but have Manchester City, Leicester and local rivals Everton breathing down their necks.
Joel Matip looks set to miss out again in defence, with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez both still sidelined.
Naby Keita also faces a race against time to be fit for the game of the season so far.
Liverpool vs Manchester United: By the numbers
Liverpool vs Manchester United: Prediction
Prediction methodology explained: The expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.
Liverpool vs Manchester United: EPL starting XI prediction
Probable Liverpool Starting XI: Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Rhys Williams, Fabinho, Andy Robertson, Jordan Henderson, Thiago, Georginio Wijnaldum, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane.
Probable Manchester United Starting XI: David de Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Eric Bailly, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay, Fred, Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial.