Manchester United injury latest as three players to miss Liverpool after Mikel Arteta warning
There are still 17.5 hours to go. The countdown to kick-off at Anfield is on. And how could Liverpool with three points against Manchester United.
Always one of the biggest games of the season, both teams are aiming for the top 4 this time – and it is the task of Jürgen Klopp’s men ensure that talk of a title burden for Manchester United is premature.
The Gunners’ dramatic win over Bournemouth on Saturday, who sit closer to Liverpool in the Premier League table than Arsenal, only widened the gap at the top on Saturday – now the Reds must ensure it stays the way it is.
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Here are today’s two Liverpool.com stories not to be missed ahead of the game against Manchester United at Anfield, including the latest injury news and an intriguing tactical aspect of the game for Klopp and Erik ten Hag to work out.
Manchester United’s latest injury
Manchester United are expected to miss three players for the Premier League visit to Liverpool at Anfield, with Ten Hag missing for the game without a few key names including Christian Eriksen.
However, Luke Shaw and Jadon Sancho are expected to be back in contention after suffering a minor blow and illness respectively, which will greatly boost Manchester United’s chances of getting something.
For Liverpool, however, the focus is only on themselves. Play well and harness the power of home support and the Reds could take an important three points that could be a big step towards the top four.
Read Matt Addison’s full story by clicking here.
The Daily Mail has since reported that Raphaël Varane is scheduled for a late fitness test after complaining of pain in his leg.
Mikel Arteta warned about Liverpool
Arsenal beat Bournemouth in one of the most dramatic games of the season today but manager Mikel Arteta has already told Manchester United the biggest threat they will face in Sunday’s game.
Ten Hag favors high pressing but Liverpool have the perfect antidote in Virgil van Dijk, whose passing range is a massive weapon capable of sidestepping the numbers Manchester United will be swarming the Reds players with to unsettle them.
Another counterattack by Mohamed Salah, anyone? Perhaps Van Dijk could help with that, while Alisson Becker will no doubt also try to find the Egyptian at every opportunity.
Read Josh Williams’ full story by clicking here.