Liverpool and Manchester United are headed in wildly different trajectories as they both meet at Anfield for a Premier League rivalry clash on Sunday.
The Reds are riding high, sitting top of the Premier League table and through to the Europa League knockout stage with a near-perfect group stage showing. Their injury list promises to lighten significantly in the coming weeks, and Jurgen Klopp has plenty to look forward to as the festive fixtures draw nearer.
United, meanwhile, were eliminated from Europe in midweek, dumped from the Champions League after a 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich which left them bottom of their four-team group.
Yet when these two teams meet, the match always provides plenty to discuss. The Sporting News provides the projected lineups for both teams based on the latest news leading up to the match.
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Liverpool vs Man United lineups, team news
Manchester United sport a lengthy injury list growing by the match, as both Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw suffered injuries in the damaging midweek defeat to Bayern Munich, with their status has yet to be determined. The availability issues are compounded further as Bruno Fernandes will miss this match due to suspension.
Liverpool are without the likes of Diogo Jota, Andrew Robertson and Joel Matip with Robertson not likely to return until February, and Matip out for the season with a torn ACL.
Below are the projected starting lineups for both teams ahead of their match at Anfield Stadium on Merseyside.
Liverpool projected starting 11 vs Man United
Liverpool (4-3-3, right to left): Alisson (GK) — Alexander-Arnold, Konate, van Dijk, Tsimikas — Szoboszlai, Endo, Gravenberch — Salah, Nunez, L. Diaz.
- Out: Diogo Jota (muscle), Andrew Robertson (shoulder), Joel Matip (ACL)
- Doubt: Alexis Mac Allister (knee), Thiago (hip), Stefan Bajcetic (calf)
- Suspended: None.
Liverpool’s hefty injury list seems to be showing signs of easing up, but there are still a number of players who could miss this match.
Wataru Endo will continue at the heard of the midfield three for now, with Stefan Bajcetic possibly an option once he is fully fit, until Alexis Mac Allister can return from his knee issue later this month.
Man United projected starting 11 vs Liverpool
Man United (4-3-3, right to left): Onana (GK) — Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Lindelof, Dalot — McTominay, Amrabat, Mainoo — Antony, Hojlund, Garnacho.
- Out: Casemiro (hamstring), L. Martinez (foot), Malacia (knee)
- Doubt: Maguire (groin), Eriksen (knee), Mount (calf), Rashford (ill), Martial (ill)
- Suspended: Bruno Fernandes (yellow card accumulation)
Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, and Victor Lindelof all missed the midweek game with an illness and their status for the weekend is unknown.
The most likely candidates to step in for the suspended Bruno Fernandes are youngster Hannibal Mejbri or Kobbie Mainoo – unless Mason Mount can shake off his calf injury in time for the match.
Liverpool vs Man United live stream, TV channel
Full broadcast details are below for Man United’s trip to Liverpool with fans advised to check with their local carriers to confirm full details on coverage.
|Fubo, Peacock, NBC Sports, Telemundo Deportes en Vivo
|Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event
|Hotstar VIP, JioTV
USA: Liverpool vs Man United from Anfield will be televised in the United States on NBC, with this rivalry match selected for viewing on the main network channel. A Spanish-language broadcast is available on Telemundo. Both channels are available to stream on Fubo.
UK: Sunday’s match will be shown in the UK on Sky Sports platforms.
Canada: Premier League matches can be seen in Canada all season long on Fubo, the nation’s leading streaming service for world-class soccer.
Australia: Australia’s sole broadcaster for the Premier League is Optus Sport, who recently signed a new deal to telecast the product Down Under for the next six seasons until 2028.