How to watch, stream link, team news

Manchester United vs Liverpool is one of the biggest games in the world and even though it’s early in the season there is so much pressure on both teams.

What an occasion this should be at Old Trafford.


Serious discontent is building among Manchester United fans after losing the first two games of the Premier League season and under new boss Erik ten Hag. Protests over the club’s ownership are expected in Manchester on Monday and United have never lost the first three games of a Premier League season.

Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool are barely flying as they drew at Fulham and at home with Crystal Palace to open their season. The Reds won 5-0 at United last season and would be keen to further upset their bitter rivals with another resounding win.

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Here’s everything you need to know ahead of this mammoth clash between Manchester United and Liverpool.

How to watch Manchester United vs Liverpool live, stream link and start time

Kick-off: 3 p.m. ET
TV Channel: Peacock
Online: Stream via Peacock Premium
Analysis: Joe Prince-Wright on location at Old Trafford for up-to-the-minute reporting

Important storylines

United are still reeling from the shocking 4-0 defeat at Brentford as Erik ten Hag’s side were 4-0 down after 35 minutes, causing so many of their own problems with big mistakes and naïve defending play. Serious unhappiness is growing in the fan base following the home defeat to Brighton, while Cristiano Ronaldo continues to stir the pot as he said he will make an announcement in two weeks’ time regarding speculation about his future at the club. Although United have agreed to sign Brazilian midfielder Casemiro from Real Madrid (a huge improvement on their current options), a dark cloud still hangs over Old Trafford. Only a shock win against Liverpool would undo it, and that would only be temporary as Erik ten Hag has to usher in a new style of play with a group of players seriously lacking in confidence.

Liverpool have barely had a good start to the new season. Klopp’s side looked vulnerable defensively and Darwin Nunez was sent off for headbutting Joachim Andersen when he turned around against Crystal Palace at Anfield. Injuries are also piling up as Klopp has few options in defense and midfield early in the season. Despite this, Liverpool still look very dangerous in attack and the likes of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Luis Diaz will be licking their chops at the prospect of facing this battered Manchester United defence. Liverpool have never won three straight league games at Manchester United, while Salah has scored eight goals in his last four games against United in all competitions.

In-form players to watch

There are no players in form for United. Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford have given their best to get United up front but have spent most of the first two games of the season defending. Christian Eriksen has really struggled in a deeper midfield role at Brentford but perhaps the arrival of Casemiro (he will not be available for this game) will give United some extra defensive solidity and Eriksen will thrive alongside him. At the back, Harry Maguire and Lisandro Martinez keep fighting while David de Gea had a nightmare last time out at Brentford.

Liverpool’s Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah both looked good at the start of the season but Virgil van Dijk and Alisson have looked a little shaky amid some defensive struggles. Nat Phillips was caught badly against Crystal Palace and Joe Gomez is likely to be used in central defence.

Manchester United squad news, injuries, lineup options

Victor Lindelof and Facuno Pellistri are both absent, while Anthony Martial is back in training and could play a role. Martial’s return is a big boost for United as he flew in a fluid front three last season. It will be exciting to see if Raphael Varane, Tyrell Malacia and Scott McTominay all start after coming on as a half-time substitute at Brentford.

Liverpool team news, injuries, lineup options

Liverpool have a long injury list with Diogo Jota, Kostas Tsimikas, Ibrahima Konate, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Curtis Jones, Joel Matip, Thiago Alcantara, Caoimhin Kelleher and Calvin Ramsay all absent. Klopp is likely to start Firmino, Diaz and Salah in attack as the former has just returned from a muscle injury. In midfield he is likely to join Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and James Milner.

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