Manchester United hosted Liverpool this Sunday evening at Old Trafford in a premier league game and it turned out to be another tactical, competitive game. Both teams struggled to get the grips on the game in early moments but United shaded it with more clear cut chances. Liverpool had a lucky break midway through first half when referee pointed to the spot after Pogba handled the ball inside the box. Milner scored his 5th of the season from penalty spot and United trailed rest of the half but had more chances and clear cut opportunities.
Manchester United 1-1 Liverpool Highlights
[ English Premier League 2017 Match ]
27′ 0 – 1 James Milner scored from penalty spot after Paul Pogba foolishly handled the ball inside the box. Referee straight away point to the spot and Milner scored his 5th of the season from penalty spot.
84′ 1 – 1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic score late in second half to finally break Liverpool’s resistance. United totally deserved going on level terms as they played Liverpool out of the park for most of the game.
Post Match Interview:
Liverpool vs Manchester United Preview: Things have changed since these two meet in October. United have won 9 consecutive games in all competition and 6 straight premier league matches which has put them into a position where finally they can break into top 4. However United’s hopes are still hang in the balance after such a good festive period considering if they drop points against Liverpool and other top 4 teams get their results United might find themselves 5-6 points behind 5th place team.
So its vital for Jose Mourinho side to make it 10 wins in a row and than rebuild from there. Liverpool has won 5 of their last 12 games losing 2 and drawing 5 in the process. They are not on a great form but Klopp’s teams do tend to get points of Mourinho usually.
Team News: Mourinho has been critical of the timing of this game as United play on Thursday followed by another game on Sunday afternoon against Chelsea. United has kind of dominated Liverpool in this fixture even in the last three years where they were not at their best and now with wealth of talent at their disposal fans were hoping for a better results but somehow United has made a worst start under Mourinho than Van Gaal’s last season.
Liverpool are likely to go with a Firmino upfront as lone striker while Coutinho and Lallana to play in attacking roles behind the Brazilian. James Milner, Henderson and .Lucas Laiva to play in central midfield roles. This is how I expect both teams to lineup.
Predictions:Louis Van Gaal seems to know how to beat Liverpool as in the 4 games he has played against them United has won all of them. But this Liverpool side is a tough nut to crack since Klopp took over, victories over other big teams like City do make Liverpool a team with considerable threat. I expect Liverpool to win But United might go through since they are playing second leg at home.
Liverpool 0-0 Matchester United Highlights
[ Premier League 2016-17 Match ]
45′ [ First Half ] Absolute lackluster first half saw both teams failing to break the deadlock. But it was United who played better.
90′ [ Second Half ] If United were slightly better in First, Liverpool played much more aggressive in second half. De Gea’s wonder save of Coutinho’s long range effort and Zlatan’s miss on Pogba’s cross were highlights of second half.