Liverpool‘s unforgettable 2020
Champions Liverpool host rivals Manchester United today with the Premier League’s top spot on the line at Anfield.
Twenty-time title-winners United enter the highly-anticipated fixture in first place with 36 points, while 19-time champions Liverpool are third – three points behind the Red Devils with a superior goal difference. The last time the two teams met, Jurgen Klopp’s players were 2-0 winners at Anfield, but United have momentum and will fancy their chances here; Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have won four of their last five in the top flight, while Liverpool lost last time out after two straight draws.
With the midway point of the Premier League season fast approaching, a victory could prove pivotal in the title race – especially if United are able to pick up the win and extend their lead over Liverpool to six points. Leicester, however, should not be overlooked as they sit in second place as things stand, just one point behind United after an extra game played. The Foxes defeated Southampton 2-0 on Saturday evening to overtake Klopp’s team in the standings.
You can follow all the build-up, team news, live action and post-match reaction from the mouthwatering Premier League meeting right here.
LIVERPOOL 0-0 MANCHESTER UNITED (12’)
Liverpool probe, moving the ball in front of United’s low block. Thiago jinks past Fred and tries to feed Salah, but the pass is over-hit.
Callum Rice-Coates17 January 2021 16:44
LIVERPOOL 0-0 MANCHESTER UNITED (9’)
Robertson tries an early pass into the path of Salah but Shaw comes across to deal with the danger. Liverpool have been the more proactive side early on, unsurprisingly, although United’s threat on the break is obvious.
Callum Rice-Coates17 January 2021 16:41
LIVERPOOL 0-0 MANCHESTER UNITED (6’)
Martial sets off on the left, driving forward at pace before sliding a pass through to Rashford. The latter looks to return the favour with a low cross, but it’s cut out by Fabinho.
Callum Rice-Coates17 January 2021 16:38
LIVERPOOL 0-0 MANCHESTER UNITED (5’)
Thiago glides past Fernandes and plays a perfectly-weighted diagonal ball out to Alexander-Arnold, who doesn’t connect properly with his cross.
Callum Rice-Coates17 January 2021 16:36
LIVERPOOL 0-0 MANCHESTER UNITED (3’)
Shaqiri is very much a part of Liverpool’s midfield three, and he’s involved early on. He works some space on the edge of the box and plays a clever pass into Wijnaldum, who picks out Robertson to his left. The full-back’s attempted cross trickles into the side netting.
Callum Rice-Coates17 January 2021 16:35
LIVERPOOL 0-0 MANCHESTER UNITED (2’)
United quickly make their way forward, penning Liverpool into the right corner until Pogba swings a high ball into the box. The Frenchman has started on the right, while Rashford appears to be leading the line for the visitors.
Callum Rice-Coates17 January 2021 16:34
There’s a minute of applause in memory of the late Gerry Marsden. The players take a knee, and United get us underway!
Callum Rice-Coates17 January 2021 16:32
The players emerge from the tunnel at an eerily quiet Anfield. The atmosphere would be off the scales in more normal circumstances but unfortunately the stadiums remain empty for now.
Callum Rice-Coates17 January 2021 16:28
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Callum Rice-Coates17 January 2021 16:22
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Callum Rice-Coates17 January 2021 16:20