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  • March 6, 2011
  • • 8:30 AM
  • • Anfield, Liverpool
  • Referee: P. Dowd
  • • Attendance: 44753
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Premier League Preview: Liverpool – Manchester United

Premier League Preview: Liverpool – Manchester United

The Reds are aiming for a hat-trick of Anfield wins over the league leaders..


PROBABLE LINE-UPS

Liverpool (3-4-2-1): Reina; Carragher, Skrtel, Agger; Cole, Lucas, Meireles, Johnson; Kuyt, Gerrard; Suarez.

Manchester United (4-4-2): Van der Sar; O’Shea, Brown, Smalling, Evra; Nani, Fletcher, Scholes, Giggs; Berbatov, Rooney.


DID YOU KNOW?

  • Manchester United have not won at Anfield in the Premier League since December 2007 when Carlos Tevez scored the winner.
  • If Ryan Giggs features for United on Sunday he will be making a club record 607th league appearance for the Red Devils.
  • Wayne Rooney has scored five goals in his last five Premier League games and is just two goals short of a century of league goals for Manchester United.
  • Nemanja Vidic will miss the game through suspension but the Serbian has scored as many league goals as Steven Gerrard this season (four).
  • The Red Devils have won just four of their 14 Premier League away games this season and have lost two of their last three on their travels (at Chelsea and Wolves).
  • A win for Liverpool will make it three in a row at Anfield against United, having beaten their bitter rivals 2-0 last season and 2-1 in 2008.
  • Following the departure of Fernando Torres, Raul Meireles is now Liverpool’s top scorer in the Premier League with five goals, all coming since the departure of Roy Hodgson, the man who brought him to the club from Porto.
  • Kenny Dalglish will be taking on Sir Alex Ferguson for the 21st time as manager. The Liverpool boss has managed just four wins against his countryman so far.
  • Only Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal have won more games at home in the league this season than Liverpool.
  • Both Pepe Reina and Martin Skrtel have played in every single Premier League game for the Reds this season, the only two ever-presents for the Reds.


LAST MEETING

January 9, 2011: Manchester United 1-0 Liverpool

The two clubs met in the third of the FA Cup at Old Trafford with United emerging victorious courtesy of a second minute Ryan Giggs penalty after Dimitar Berbatov had been fouled.

Any hopes of a Liverpool fightback were effectively extinguished on the half hour mark as captain Steven Gerrard was sent off for a foul on Michael Carrick as the Red Devils ruined Kenny Dalglish's return as Reds boss.

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Players to watch

Raul Meireles

Position: Midfielder

Games: 0

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C. Smalling

Position: Defender

Games: 5

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Liverpool

Manchester United

Wins
2
0
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Liverpool FC LIV
Liverpool FC Liverpool
Draw
Manchester United FC MNU
Manchester United FC Manchester United
81%
17%

Top 3 Predictions

Liverpool FC LIV
5 - 0
Manchester United FC MNU
Liverpool FC LIV
2 - 1
Manchester United FC MNU
Liverpool FC LIV
1 - 2
Manchester United FC MNU

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