Premier League: Liverpool v Manchester United match preview

A look ahead to the Sunday lunchtime Premier League fixture at Anfield

Manchester United face one of the toughest starts to a Premier League title defence in their history, but so far they have responded well. A 4-1 away win at Swansea and a damage controlling 0-0 encounter against Chelsea at Old Trafford will please new boss David Moyes.

Liverpool along with Tottenham are the only two teams with a 100 per cent record in the Premier League this season. Both have won their opening fixtures 1-0 in each game and Liverpool will be hoping to earn three points against United having taken zero out of six last term.

 

KICK-OFF: Sunday, 1.30pm

 

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Man United 2 (Van Persie, Vidic) Liverpool 1(Sturridge), Premier League, Jan 2013

Liverpool 1 (Gerrard) Man United 2 (Rafael, Van Persie), Premier League, Sept 2012

Man United 2(Rooney 2) Liverpool 1 (Suarez), Premier League, Feb 2012

 

STATS…

In 160 League encounters, United have won 63, whilst Liverpool have won 53.

Manchester United finally overtook Liverpool’s record of 18 titles in 2011.

The past three meetings between the sides have resulted in 2-1 victories for United.

 

ODDS…

Liverpool to win: 2.50

Manchester United to win: 2.75

Draw: 3.30

 

CLASSIC MATCH…

Manchester United 1 Liverpool 4 (Old Trafford, Saturday, March 14, 2009)

In a season in which Liverpool looked to mount their first serious title challenge in some time, an away win at Premier League leaders Manchester United was vital. A Cristiano Ronaldo penalty gave the hosts the lead but Liverpool had taken a 2-1 lead by half time. Future captain Nemanja Vidic was sent off 15 minutes from time and Liverpool scored from the resulting free-kick. United's misery was stretched even further with a goal in stoppage time.

 

TV: Live match shown on Sky Sports 1 HD & Sky 3D at 13.30, Sunday. Highlights on BBC One at 22.20, Saturday (Match of the Day), and BBC One at 22.25, Sunday (Match of the Day 2).

Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?
How we must adjust our lifestyles to nature: Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch

Time to play God

Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch where we may need to redefine nature itself
MacGyver returns, but with a difference: Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman

MacGyver returns, but with a difference

Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman
Tunnel renaissance: Why cities are hiding roads down in the ground

Tunnel renaissance

Why cities are hiding roads underground
'Backstreet Boys - Show 'Em What You're Made Of': An affectionate look at five middle-aged men

Boys to men

The Backstreet Boys might be middle-aged, married and have dodgy knees, but a heartfelt documentary reveals they’re not going gently into pop’s good night
Crufts 2015: Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?

Crufts 2015

Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?
10 best projectors

How to make your home cinema more cinematic: 10 best projectors

Want to recreate the big-screen experience in your sitting room? IndyBest sizes up gadgets to form your film-watching
Manchester City 1 Barcelona 2 player ratings: Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man?

Manchester City vs Barcelona player ratings

Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man at the Etihad?
Arsenal vs Monaco: Monaco - the making of Gunners' manager Arsene Wenger

Monaco: the making of Wenger

Jack Pitt-Brooke speaks to former players and learns the Frenchman’s man-management has always been one of his best skills
Cricket World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle - the West Indies' enigma lives up to his reputation

Chris Gayle: The West Indies' enigma

Some said the game's eternal rebel was washed up. As ever, he proved he writes the scripts by producing a blistering World Cup innings
In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare and murky loyalties prevails

In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare

This war in the shadows has been going on since the fall of Mr Yanukovych
'Birdman' and 'Bullets Over Broadway': Homage or plagiarism?

Homage or plagiarism?

'Birdman' shares much DNA with Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway'
Broadchurch ends as damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

A damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

Broadchurch, Series 2 finale, review
A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower: inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

Inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower