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G. Wijnaldum
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X. Shaqiri
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A. Young
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D. Origi
Mohamed Salah
J. Milner
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This will surely be considered a positive point for Klopp in what was the toughest, on paper, of his side's remaining fixtures. Next up for Liverpool is a home match against Watford on Wednesday, while United - who have now lost just one of 14 matches under interim boss Solskjaer - head to Crystal Palace on the same day.
Liverpool move a point clear of Man City at the top of the Premier League thanks to a goalless draw against in-form rivals Man United. It was not quite the classic we were promised, with the visitors managing just the one shot on target - Sturridge's weak attempt from distance 34 minutes in. Other than that Klopp's side did not really look like scoring, whereas United had a couple of promising moments. Alisson thwarted Lingard from the game's best chance in a first half that saw four players - including three for the home side - limp off with injuries, and Matip sliced the ball into his own net but an offside flag against Smalling spared his blushes.
90' + 1' CHANCE TO WIN IT! Lukaku sends in the cross of the game from the right, which is crying out for Smalling to slide in at the back post. The centre-back does not even gamble in the end, though, and the ball goes straight out of play. That was surely United's big chance to snatch all three points!
G. Wijnaldum
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90' Wijnaldum stops the run of Young down United's right and enters the referee's book. That came on the back of yet another Milner set-piece being met by the head of a United player.
88' Shaw, defensively, has been very solid in this second half. Robertson finds some space down the flank but he is unable to get the better of his opposite number, who draws the foul. Do you ever get the impression a match is destined to finish goalless?
86' Mane has been the liveliest of Liverpool's players in the final third, but he has lacked quality throughout. The Senegal forward has players to aim for but runs the ball out of play. United supporters can breathe once again!
85' "Tense" is probably the best word to describe the atmosphere around Old Trafford now. A point apiece would not the worst result, though Liverpool are not exactly sitting back. Mane slips but has time to get a cross into the box, which is headed away.
X. Shaqiri
Yellow Card
83' Shaqiri becomes the third player to be cautioned in what has been a far-from-feisty match. The Liverpool substitute is not in the mood for a foot race with Rashford and wipes out his opponent before he can get going.
A. Young
Yellow Card
81' Milner tries to get away from Young but is prevented doing so by his opponent, who grabs hold of his shirt to receive a yellow card.
80' The game has become very stretched over the past few minutes and that suits Origi just fine. The substitute striker drifts out wide and collects the ball, but his pass into the box is easily cut out.
D. Origi
Mohamed Salah
79' Salah, who has had a very poor game today, is replaced by Origi in Liverpool's third and final change.
78' On the basis of the previous 78 minutes, United have done more to deserve a breakthrough goal. Solskjaer's side are asking all of the questions at the moment, with Sanchez clipping the ball into the box for Van Dijk to clear it away.
76' GOAL DISALLOWED! A huge roar goes around Old Trafford, but the offside flag is up to cut the celebrations short. Shaw sends in a delightful free-kick towards the back post and an offside Smalling's first-time delivery into the middle is turned into his own net by Matip. The Liverpool defender is relieved that the linesman spotted the offside infringement.
74' Liverpool are taking a leaf out of United's book by going direct. This latest attack ends with Fabinho's pass for Milner going straight out of play, though, and the home side can now regroup following a period of sustained Liverpool pressure.
X. Shaqiri
J. Henderson
72' With his side now on top and going in search of a breakthrough goal, Klopp brings on Shaqiri for Henderson.
71' PENALTY APPEAL! Another penalty appeal for Liverpool as McTominay this time grabs hold of Matip, who cannot find the target with his header. The visitors are causing real problems from Milner's corners.
70' CLOSE! Wijnaldum watches Milner's corner all the way and directs a header off target, a deflection off McTominay taking it wide. The Liverpool midfielder claims that McTominay pulled him back and he does have a point, but there is not enough contact to warrant a penalty.
69' Rashford finds Lukaku with a lovely lay-off and continues his run in behind, but the pass back to him is weak and Robertson collects. The United striker is really struggling with the ankle injury sustained in the first half but he is battling on.
67' Wijnaldum, who has been composed on the ball in midfield, shoots from 20 yards after getting away from Young. It is a poor attempt which ends in the stands, greeted by cheers from United supporters.
66' Salah has scored 49 Premier League goals for Liverpool. If he scores in this game, he will have reached his 50th in just 63 games, making him the fastest player to reach the milestone for a single club.
65' Mane stands the ball up but Lindelof is first to it. Liverpool are in control of the match now but the likes of Salah, Mane and Sturridge are not being picked out in the areas of the field where it matters.
63' A searching ball from deep aimed towards Mane is met by the head of Smalling, who does well to cushion it down to De Gea. Up the other end in a flash, a disappointing pass is gobbled up by Alisson.
61' Pogba does brilliantly to trap the ball but, rather than playing it back to Sanchez on the left, he sends a low cross straight at Alisson.
60' Two very good defensive headers from United help them to see out some rare danger. An hour has been played at Old Trafford and there has not been a great deal between the sides. Klopp must be tempted to turn to his bench around about now.
58' SLICED WIDE! Feeding off what is a terrific atmosphere inside Old Trafford, United are starting to push their opponents back. Pogba does not give up on the ball when it arrives in the box and it eventually falls for Rashford, who slices it into the side-netting from an angle.
56' BAD TOUCH! Salah has been poor today. Liverpool defend United's latest corner and the forward can spring a counter, but he plays the ball to nobody in particular. The ball comes right back but Rashford cannot control it - had he done so he would have had just Alisson to beat.
54' A Liverpool corner is not initially dealt with by United and Van Dijk hooks it back into the middle. Matip cannot bring the ball under control, however, and he concedes a free-kick with his challenge on Young.
52' In a near-identical free-kick to the one a minute beforehand, Young curls the ball into a dangerous zone and Sanchez heads it wide. Again, though, Liverpool hold their line well and the United forward is flagged for offside.
51' Young swings a free-kick between the six-yard box and Liverpool's high defensive line and Pogba is left in all sorts of space. The Frenchman is clearly offside, though, explaining why he is so clear, and he heads right at Alisson anyway.
50' The second half has picked up from where the first half left off, with the sides struggling to keep hold of the ball. Rashford is annoyed as the ball is played into this feet when it could have been played around the back of Liverpool's defence.
48' Sturridge flicks on a long ball into the path of Mane, but De Gea is quickly off his line to claim the ball. Liverpool have been the better side in the early stages of the second half.
47' There is no doubt that Rashford is carrying an injury. The striker has emerged for the second half but he is limping right from the off and the hosts may well have to go down to 10 men.
46' Liverpool, who will return to the top of the table as things stand, get us back underway at Old Trafford! 
Man United lost Herrera and Mata to injury in the opening 25 minutes and then Lingard, who replaced Mata, limped off shortly before the interval. Liverpool also had to tinker with their system as Sturridge, a different type of player to Firmino, came on for the injured Brazilian. Solskjaer is unable to make any further alterations, then, whereas Klopp can - and possibly will - turn to his bench for the start of the second half. More is needed from both teams in the remaining 45 minutes.
A disjointed first half comes to a goalless conclusion at Old Trafford. The best chance of the opening 45 minutes fell United's way as Lingard, who was subbed on and subbed off, failed to round Alisson after being played through on goal by Lukaku. Alisson also kept out weak attempts from Rashford and Lukaku, while the closest Liverpool came to a goal was through Sturridge's shot from range. 
45' + 2' Robertson is indeed given the green light to continue after being patched up. Four minutes have been added on at the end of the first half.
45' + 1' Robertson picked up an injury when getting in front of Lukaku to stop the striker converting Sanchez' cross. The physios are on the field but it looks as though the left-back will be OK to continue.
45' SAVE! Sanchez, who has something to prove, links up well with Rashford and swings a good ball towards Lukaku. The United striker makes some contact with the ball under pressure from Robertson, but Alisson is well positioned to keep it out. Moments beforehand, Matip failed to find the net when picked out by Henderson.
44' Man United are the first side to make all three subs in the first half of a Premier League game since Burnley v Newcastle in January 2015.
A. Sánchez
J. Lingard
43' This is becoming comical now. Lingard is the FOURTH player to leave the field injured and we are not even halfway through the game. Lingard was clearly not fully fit, having been rushed back from injury well ahead of schedule, and he is replaced by Sanchez after just 15 minutes on the field.
42' GREAT GOALKEEPING! This is the best passage of play in the first half by quite some distance. Pogba darts towards the box and squares it to Lukaku, who slips it through for Lingard. The substitute attacker tries to round Alisson but the Liverpool keeper gets a hand to the ball.
40' There could well be a fourth change before the first half is over. Lingard, who came on for the injured Mata, is not moving freely and has looked over to the bench a couple of times. If you are inside Old Trafford reading this, it is time to dig out your boots!
38' United's gameplan today is all about hitting their opponents on the counter. They manage to do that down their left and the ball is pulled back to Pogba by Rashford, but the Frenchman's shot hits Van Dijk and goes behind for a corner.
36' Salah sends Milner clear down the right and the cross is aimed towards Mane, but Pereira is there to cut it out. Liverpool are slowly finding some rhythm to their game but they have not really done enough to deserve a lead.
34' WEAK SHOT! Sturridge, only on the field for a few minutes, cuts inside and gets a weak attempt on target that De Gea is able to collect.
33' Liverpool are looking a lot more composed on the ball than their opponents, with Wijnaldum keeping his cool when put under pressure to win his side a free-kick. Just the one real shot of note so far - Rashford's long-ranger that Alisson kept out in a routine manner.
32' Three substitutions have been made in the first half of a Premier League game for the first time since Watford v Huddersfield in December 2017.
D. Sturridge
Roberto Firmino
31' The third enforced change of the first half sees Sturridge replace Firmino through the middle for Liverpool. There must be something in the air!
30' Fabinho tries to pick out the run of Salah but Lindelof steps forward to chest the ball down and clear. There is absolutely no rhythm to this match so far, not helped by the injury stoppages.
28' Klopp's men are starting to see more of the ball in the final third now and are turning the screw a little. The visitors may be forced into a change, though, as Firmino is the latest player to be spotted limping around the field.
27' Liverpool have been unable to sustain any real pressure in what has been a pretty quiet opening half an hour to the match. Quiet in terms of chances, at least, because it remains a gripping much that is finely poised. The visitors are up to 63 per cent in terms of possession.
J. Lingard
25' Mata receives some treatment to his ankle but is unable to continue. Lingard, who has been rushed back from injury to take a place on the bench today, is brought on in United's second enforced change of the first half.
24' This is incredible! Having already lost Herrera to injury, and seen Rashford barely touch the ball due to a knock, United may now be about to lose Mata. The Spaniard appears to have hurt his ankle.
J. Milner
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23' End-to-end stuff at Old Trafford now. Rashford gives away possession and Liverpool counter, only to give away the ball on the edge of the United box. Pogba then leads the United charge and it taken out by Milner for the game's first yellow card.
22' United have not looked right all game and they now have a three-man midfield that consists of McTominay, Pereira and Pogba. If Liverpool were maybe happy with a point before the game, that stance has surely now changed. Pogba's cross towards Lukaku at the back post is cleared by Van Dijk for a corner.
Andreas Pereira
Ander Herrera
21' Herrera's game comes to an end with less than a quarter of it played. Pereira, who has struggled to hold down a place in the side, is the man to come on. That three-man midfield is looking very makeshift now.
20' United's problems are growing here as Herrera has gone down and stayed down, seemingly with a hamstring injury. Solskjaer is not hanging about, with Pereira already stripping down ready to come on. Rashford may not last much longer, either!
19' Robertson sends in a good cross but none of his team-mates can get on the end of it. Sanchez has now joined Lingard in warming up. Rashford has barely touched the ball since being clattered by Henderson early in the match.
17' OVER THE BAR! Salah stands over the free-kick and curls it over the crossbar. The set-piece 20 yards from goal but was a little too central for the Liverpool forward to get it up and over the wall.
16' Matip charges past three United players and is blocked off the ball by Herrera right on the edge of the box. United are inviting far too much pressure on themselves and they could be made to pay here...
15' Liverpool have seen close to 60 per cent of the ball so far at Old Trafford. United are happy to sit deep and are almost playing more like the away side, which is a smart tactic from Solskjaer - his side have defeated Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea away with less possession in recent weeks.
13' Rashford took a knock to the ankle five minutes ago and he has not looked comfortable since. Lingard, himself just coming back from injury, is warming up so we may see an early change.
12' Only Man City and Chelsea (six each) have won more Premier League away games against Man United than Liverpool (five).
10' A good move from Liverpool down the right comes to a disappointing end as Salah knocks the ball out of play - poor from the Liverpool forward. The hosts are going a lot more direct than their opponents, looking to find the run of Rashford in behind.
8' RASHFORD HAS A GO! Better from the home side as Rashford gets in behind and meets Herrera's pass. The England striker has an attempt from outside the box, but it takes a deflection and Alisson has an easy catch to make.
6' United need to settle. Solskjaer's side are looking very nervy and they could easily have fallen behind inside the first minute had Firmino gambled a little more to pounce on Young's underhit backpass.
5' Rashford tumbles over in the penalty area but it is a fair challenge on him to win the ball back. As expected, Rashford and Lukaku are playing in tandem, with Mata being used in an attacking midfield position in-between the pair.
3' BLOCKED! Milner hits the free-kick from inside the box - a real rarity - into the wall after being teed up by Henderson and United can clear. A nervy start from the home side, to say the least!
2' Young, one of the most experienced players on the field, looks a little nervy as his pass to De Gea is short. Firmino cannot quite get to it ahead of De Gea, but the goalkeeper used his arm to block the ball and Liverpool will have an indirect free-kick for a backpass infringement.
1' Following a minute's applause to mark the passing of former Man United youth coach Eric Harrison, the home side get this huge Premier League contest underway!
The two teams are now out on the field at Old Trafford and we are moments away from kick-off.
Man United have won seven of their last nine home league matches against Liverpool, losing 3-0 in March 2014 and drawing 1-1 in January 2017. Today's visitors won the reverse fixture 3-1 at Anfield in December and are looking to pull off a league double over their arch-rivals for the first time since 2013-14.
The visitors also make a couple of alterations from their most recent match, the goalless draw with Bayern Munich in midweek, with Van Dijk returning from suspension and Milner also being restored to the backline. Van Dijk will slot in alongside Matip in the heart of defence for a Liverpool side still without Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez. Alexander-Arnold drops down to the bench and Fabinho, who filled in at centre-back against Bayern, moves into midfield alongside Henderson and Wijnaldum, so Milner will again be tasked with slotting in at right-back today. Keita joins Alexander-Arnold in making way, with Klopp putting the latter's absence from the starting XI down to a gruelling fixture list that sees Liverpool play another three times in the next week.
United show two changes from their 2-0 win over Chelsea in the fifth round of the FA Cup earlier this week. The big news is that Nemanja Matic, a regular alongside Pogba and Herrera in the midfield engine room since Solskjaer was appointed, misses out because of an injury sustained in training a few days ago. Solskjaer has brought in McTominay, and not the benched Fred, to fill in for key man Matic. As expected, De Gea returns in place of Romero between the sticks in the other alteration, meaning the front three - Lukaku, Rashford and Mata - remains unchanged from the victory at Stamford Bridge six days ago. Lingard returns sooner than expected from injury to take a place on the bench, but there is no Anthony Martial.
Liverpool subs: Adan Lallana, Xherdan Shaqiri, Naby Keita, Daniel Sturridge, Simon Mignolet, Divock Origi, Trent Alexander-Arnold.
LIVERPOOL XI (4-3-3): Alisson; James Milner, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson; Jordan Henderson (c), Fabinho, Georginio Wijnaldum; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane.
Man United subs: Sergio Romero, Fred, Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard, Andreas Pereira, Eric Bailly, Diogo Dalot.
MAN UNITED XI (4-3-1-2): David de Gea; Ashley Young (c), Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw; Ander Herrera, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba; Juan Mata; Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford.
Liverpool head into this match level on points with champions Man City, who have played one game more. Not since 1996 have the Merseyside outfit faced United in a league game at Old Trafford sitting as high as second in the table, and they can take a huge step towards lifting a first Premier League crown if they pick up a victory on enemy territory today. Jurgen Klopp's men have stuttered slightly of late, though, having drawn back-to-back matches prior to their 3-0 win over Bournemouth in their most recent league outing on February 9.
The reverse fixture in December ended in a 3-1 victory for Liverpool and would prove to be Jose Mourinho's last game in charge of United. Much has changed since then as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed on a caretaker basis and he has won 11 out of 13 games so far, eight of those wins coming in the Premier League to drag his side into the top four. United are on the longest current unbeaten run in the English top flight, going nine matches since that loss to Liverpool 10 weeks ago, and it is also their longest run without defeat in the competition since October 2017.
Plenty of eyes will be on events at Wembley today as Chelsea and Manchester City compete for the first silverware of the season in the EFL Cup final, though many will argue that this match is just as big as the one taking place in the English capital. Liverpool have the chance to reclaim top spot from Man City, while United can strengthen their grip on fourth place and dent their bitter rivals' title hopes in the process. 
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