Welcome to Sportstar's highlights of the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Manchester United being played at the Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England.
This was Neeladri Bhattacharjee bringing you the pre-match buildup and minute-by-minute updates of this high-voltage clash. That was all for the night. Thanks for tuning in and take very good care of yourselves.
Match Report: Liverpool hammers Manchester United 4-0 to go top of Premier League
Liverpool 4-0 Manchester United
89' Two bookings in two minutes. First Mjebri and then Fernandes. United's discipline is gone. It's defence ? Well, the scoreline speaks for itself.
85' GOAAAAALLLLL!!!!!!! Salah gets the ball from Robertson from his left and leaves Wan Bisaka and De Gea on the floor to make it 4-0 for Liverpool
83' Substitution for Manchester United! In: Hannibal Mejbri, Out: Anthony Elanga
81' Off Side! Rashford gets the ball in front of the box and shoots off target. The referee had his flag up, but Rangnick looks disgusted with the team's performance
80' Substitution for Liverpool! In: Naby Keita, Out: Thiago Alacantara
79' Robertson gets a pass from Mane and tries to cross from inside the box and United clear it for another Liverpool corner
77' Fernandes gets the ball in the midfield, but is surrounded by Red Shirts as Liverpool ges on attack yet aggain
72' Chance! Mane and Salah pair up again at the edge of the penalty box, but United somehow hand by a thread to clear the ball away
68' GOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! Liverpool attacks on the break, with Diaz haring down the left wing and he crosses for Mane, who hits it home to make it 3-0
LIV 3-0 MUN
66' Manchester United players look extrement hungry to score. This is what the team might have been missing from the very beginning. The travelling fans seem to have found new voice with the movements on the field
64' Off Side! Sancho gets the ball along the left again, dances into the final third with his feet and passes to Elanga who shoots for goal again. Alisson saves and then the referee raises his flag up
63' Chance! Sancho gets the ball along the left flank, crosses to his right on the centre to Lingard and he passes to Elanga, whose shot is finally blocked
60 ' Fabinho delivers a long ball from the left for Salah, whi was sprinting down the right winf, but the shot had too much power as the ball goes out to De Gea to end that attack
59' Four Liverpool players keep the back secured as only one of United's players sit on top of its attack
56' Dalot and Elanga pair up along the right wing, but Thiago is there intercept and get back control. The Spaniard has been a wizard on the pitch tonight!
55' De Gea gets the ball rolling with a goal kick and Sancho gets the ball in the box and he shuffles on his left and right and shoots -- United's first shot on target
51' Thiago tries to carry the bal along the left wing, and earns a free kick with a soft contact off Elanga. The build up finally has De Gea kicking the ball out of danger
50' Man United is playing very wide now with the message very clear -- no more goals. It was United's loss to Liverpool that saw two managers leave the club
47' Foul! Robertson gets the ball along the wings after a headed clearance from the Liverpool box, but Lingard steals it from him and then Sancho tries a run on the counter as Robertson gets him down with a foul
46' Manchester United looks to have increased urgency as it presses high this time to earn a corner kcik
Second Half Kicks off then!
Half-Time Substitution for Manchester United as Jadon Sancho replaces Phil Jones with Rangnick returning to back-four
Second Half Begins!
Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United
42' Another Liverpool corner! In by Alexander Arnold, but Jones ehads it away. BUt Thiago steals it back and passes for Mane in front, and this time Dalot hits it clear
41' A raucous Anfield cheers every back pass as United is left chasing shadows. What a performance it has been for Klopp's side, which is eyeing its first league double since 2013-14
39' Thiago has been ruling the midfield, with beautiful passes into the final third, but United manages to hold fort at the moment
37' Liverpool is toying with the United attack at the moment switching possesison from Van Dijk to Matip and now United gets the ball and Fernandes delivers a long ball from the midfield for Lingard he just misses, as the bal goes out for a goal kick
34' Off Side! Fabinhp shoots, which after a deflection is guided into the net by Diaz. But the referee rasises his flag to rule out the goal
29' Manchester United will be lucky not conceded any more in the first half with Liverpool pressing extremely high as Rangnick's men look jittery at the back
27' Fabinho gives a long ball fo Salah on the right, but De Gea intercepts the pass and United goes on attack. Mane, this time at the tback marks Wan Bissaka to see the ball out of danger
22' GOAAAAALLLLLL!!!!!! Mane gets the ball in front of the box and passes for Salah and he scores finally to double the lead
LIV 0-2 MUN
21' Manchester United has three players in front, but their pressing is too blunt to cause Liverpool discomfort as the Reds go on attack again.
19' Another corner for Liverpool and Robertson's kick, after a header falls for Henderson, who shoots on the volley as the ball flies over the goal
17' Thiago gets the ball and delivers a gorgeous pass for Henderson, who loses the ball and then Alexander-Arnold gets the ball, crosses for Diaz, but Lindelof somehow clears the ball
16' Thiago gets the ball in the midfield, passes it for Mane, who stumbles and then shoots. The deflection off Man United's defence keep the ball out of goal for the moment as Liverpool gets a corner kick
14' Manchester United tries to build something from the back and the boos and whistles from the rival fans keep on increasing and a through ball for Lingard is intercepted by Alisson
12' Liverpool gets the ball back and goes on attack. Salah delivers a through ball, which is cleared by Dalot
10' Early substitution for Man United! In: Jesse Lingard, Out: Paul Pogba
5' GOOOOOOOOOAAAALLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liverpool breaks on the attack with Mane crossing from the right and Luis Diz finishing smoothly to put Liverpool in front.
LFC 0-1 MUN
4' United is enjoying proper possession at the moment and the Reds press high, forcing a back pass to De Gea
2' Mane gets the ball close to the United box, but Matic keeps the Senegalese in check as Liverpool is forced back into its own half
12:30 am: Kick Off!
12:25 am: The players are out on the pitch. Liverpool starts in its signature red kit, while Manchester United starts in its white-and-blue kit.
11:45 pm: Team Form: Liverpool is unbeaten in its last five matches while Man United has two wins and as many losses and one draw in its last five fixtures.
Form Guide: Liverpool
- Win (2-3) vs Manchester City
- Draw (3-3) vs Benfica
- Draw (2-2) Mnachester City
- Win (1-3) vs Benfica
- Win (2-0) vs Liverpool
Form Guide: Manchester United
- Win (3-2) vs Norwich City
- Loss (1-0) vs Everton
- Draw (1-1) vs Leicester City
- Loss (0-1) vs Atletico Madrid
- Win (3-2) vs Tottenham Hotspur
11:30 pm: Starting Lineups out!
Liverpool Starting XI: Alisson Becker (GK), Trent Alexander Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil Van Dijk (C), Andrew Robertson, Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Thiago Alacantara, Luis Diaz, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah
Manchester United Starting XI: Davis De Gea (GK), Phil Jones, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Aaaron Wan-Bissaka, Diogo Dalot, Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Elanga
11:15 pm: Predicted Lineups:
Liverpool Predicted XI: Alisson Becker (GK), Trent Alexander Arnold, Ibrahima Konate, Virgil Van Dijk (C), Andrew Robertson, Fabinho, Naby Keita, Thiago Alacantara, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah
Manchester United Predicted XI: Davis De Gea (GK), Alex Telles, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Diogo Dalot, Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Jesse Lingard, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford
Liverpool will look to complete a Premier League double over Manchester United for the first time since the 2013-14 season when the two sides meet at Anfield on Tuesday.
Jurgen Klopp's side has been in tremendous form, making it to the UEFA Champions League semifinal and the FA Cup final and has remained unbeaten against league leader Manchester City in its last two clashes.
When it faces Manchester United, the Reds will be desperate for nothing less than three points for the fact that they sit just one point behind Manchester City and a victory will propel them to the top (though temporarily).
Manchester United, on the other hand, has returned to winning ways after a loss to Everton, with a 3-2 win against Norwich.
However, the star of that match, Cristiano Ronaldo, will be unavailabe for family bereavement, while the manager expects Bruno Fernandes to feature in the ley clash against the bitter rival.
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United is without a win away against Liverpool for five matches now, losing two and drawing three while Liverpool has earned more points than any other Premier League side since its loss to Leicester in December last year.
On paper, while the Reds clearly look the team set for a win. But knowing the Premier League and its affliction for upsets, the Red Devils can pull off a stunning win in Klopp's owen fortress.
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