Here we have everything to know ahead of the biggest rivalry in English football, Liverpool vs Man United, Kickoff time, venue, team news, prediction, and TV and streaming info.
Liverpool will take on Manchester United in the EPL; that has so much at stake for both teams. On Tuesday, the Red Devils will visit Anfield for this North-West derby, which is set to kick off at 8:00 pm UK time.
Liverpool vs. Manchester United Kickoff Time and Venue
Liverpool vs Man United clash is set to kick off at 8:00 pm UK time, which is 7:00 pm GMT, and 3:00 pm ET.
The Merseyside Reds will host this match in Anfield. It is expected to be an exciting battle as both sides have a lot to gain and lose.
Liverpool’s Season and Preview
Liverpool is one of the strongest and most successful teams this season in all competitions. Juergen Klopp’s side is in the pursuit of a quadruple. They have already bagged the EFL Carabao Cup back in February by defeating Chelsea.
The Merseyside Reds are the serious contenders for three more major trophies. They are in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, set to meet as a favorite against Villarreal for a spot in the biggest Final of European competitions. Juergen Klopp’s boys defeated Man City by 3-2 goals after a brilliant performance in the first half, reaching the FA Cup final. They are set to meet Chelsea for the FA cup trophy next month.
In the English Premier League, Liverpool is running hot right on the tail of Manchester City. They are at the 2nd spot in the table, only a point behind Pep’s side with 7 matches to go. The Reds are unbeaten in their last 12 league matches, winning 10 and drawing 2. With the form they are in, it will be no wonder if Liverpool gets the better of Man City and wins the EPL title. It will not be a walk in the park as they have to face Man United and Tottenham Hotspur in their remaining fixture.
The Citizens have a smoother path to the title, while the Merseyside Reds have no margin for error. Hence, Tuesday’s clash between Liverpool vs. Manchester United will be a must-win tie for Juergen Klopp to continue their pursuit of the league title.
Man United’s Season and Preview
After finishing the last season in the 2nd place in the EPL, Man United started this season with high hopes. The signing of Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho, and the return of the 5 times Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, gave the fans hopes for winning the league title this season.
But after consecutive terrible displays, the Red Devils found themselves at 7th place in the table after 12 matches. It ended the three-year reign of the club manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Ralf Rangnick took over as an interim manager, but it didn’t change the fate of the club. Under the German coach, Man United had won only 10 matches out of 23 in all competitions. It saw them out of the Champions League and FA Cup. Apparently, Ralf’s period is drawing to an end as Man United is in contact with Erik ten Hag.
However, the Red Devils are finding themselves in a hard battle for the top 4 finish in the EPL this season, which will qualify them for the UCL next season. They are currently at the 5th position, 3 points behind Tottenham Hotspur, at 4th. Manchester United are on the same points as Arsenal, having 54 points. However, Arsenal have played one match less than the Red Devils.
Man United got a huge boost for the top 4 battle the last matchday; they defeated Norwich City by 3-2 goals, thanks to a Rolando hat-trick. On the other hand, Tottenham and Arsenal both lost their matches last matchday.
Hence, Manchester United cannot afford a defeat against Liverpool on Tuesday. Their Champions League hope for the next season will suffer a huge blow should they lose. On top of that, the Red Devils have to face Arsenal and Chelsea in the remaining fixtures.
EPL Points Table before Liverpool vs. Man United clash
The top 4 teams in the table will qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season. Each team will play 38 matches. The 5th team will play in the UEFA Europa League.
Stats and Head to Head
In October, the Merseyside Reds and the Red Devils last met in the English Premier League at Old Trafford. Liverpool demolished the home team by 5-0 goals. Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick for the Reds. That humiliating defeat in front of the home crowd ended Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s period for Manchester United.
It won’t be surprising if Juergen Klopp’s boys win another huge win in Tuesday’s clash. A win at Anfield will make it the first league double against Manchester United since the 2013-2014 season.
Liverpool have lost just one match against Manchester United in their last 8 meetings. But Manchester United is the most successful team in England historically. Here’s what the head-to-head stats look like.
- Liverpool Wins: 79
- Draw: 68
- Manchester United Wins: 89
Liverpool vs. Man United Team News and Possible Lineup
Juergen Klopp has no real injury concerns. Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane are expected to start the match at Liverpool’s front. It’s really amazing how Juergen Klopp manages his players amid a busy schedule of high voltage matches.
On the other hand, Manchester United will miss a number of key players. Cristiano Ronaldo will be the big miss for Manchester United, who got a hat-trick last match. Cristiano Ronaldo reported the death of his newborn son on Monday evening.
Another key player Bruno Fernandez had a minor car accident, though he is expected to start the match. Edinson Cavani and Raphael Varane will be unavailable due to injury.
Liverpool Possible Lineup (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Curtis Jones; Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota, Sadio Mane
Manchester United Possible Lineup (4-3-2-1): De Gea; Dalot, Maguire, Lindelof, Telles; Fernandes, Matic, Pogba; Elanga, Sancho; Rashford
Despite their recent records, it is going to be a great battle between the two good old enemies. Their rivalry should live up to the expectations because there’s so much at stake for both the teams in this match.
However, Liverpool will be a clear favorite in this match, considering their 5-0 goals winning confidence in their last meeting. Moreover, the Reds have no margin for error to win the league title. Again, they will get the home advantage.
The Red Devils will give their very best in this match to fight for the top 4 positions, making this match more interesting.
Our experts predict that Liverpool should secure a win in this match.
- Score Prediction: Liverpool 2-1 Manchester United
How to Watch on TV and Streaming Guide
Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event channels will broadcast Liverpool vs Man United live in the UK. You can also enjoy the live stream via the Sky Go app. You need a subscription to stream this match. The broadcast will start at 7:00 pm UK time, and the Kickoff time is 8:00 pm UK time.
In the United States, you can enjoy this match by tuning in to the USA Network. The kickoff time is 3:00 pm ET.