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Preview: United vs Liverpool

Manchester United vs Liverpool Mon Mar 10, 2018, 12:30 BST Old Trafford Referee: Craig PawsonPrevious Games: Liverpool 0-0 United (October 2017) United 1-1 Liverpool (January 2017) Liverpool 0-0 United (October 2016) Unavailable / Doubtful: United
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Match Facts:
🔹 Manchester United have won 10 of their last 13 PL home matches against Liverpool, losing in 2008/09 and 2013/14 before drawing last season. 🔹 No side have scored more away goals in the top five European leagues this season than Liverpool with 34, level with Lyon. 🔹 If Romelu Lukaku scores in this match he will be the fifth-youngest player to reach 100 PL goals, and the second to reach the milestone against Liverpool, after Harry Kane this season 🔹 Mohamed Salah has scored in his last five PL matches. Only Daniel Sturridge (eight matches in February 2014) and Michael Owen (six in April 2003) have scored in more consecutive matches for Liverpool in the competition. 🔹 This will be the 170th meeting in league competition between these sides – Manchester United have won 67 to Liverpool’s 55 (47 draws). 🔹 Liverpool have lost more league matches against Manchester United than they have vs any other side in their history (67). 🔹This fixture has seen 16 red cards in the Premier League – only the Merseyside derby has produced more in the competition (21). 🔹No side has scored more away league goals in the big five European leagues this season than Liverpool (34, level with Lyon). 🔹 Manchester United have won three of their seven games against fellow ‘big six’ sides in the Premier League this season (W3 D1 L3), one more than they managed in the whole of last season (W2 D4 L4 🔹Meanwhile, Liverpool have won just one point from nine available on the road in these games this season (W0 D1 L2), conceding 12 goals. Previously under Jurgen Klopp, they’d been unbeaten in away ‘big six’ matches (W4 D4 L0), conceding just nine goals.Preview: United begin a huge week at Old Trafford on Saturday with a lunchtime showdown against Liverpool, in what is always one of the biggest games of any season. With crucial home matches against Sevilla and Brighton to follow, Jose Mourinho’s men will be looking to build on the momentum gained from consecutive comeback wins over Chelsea and Crystal Palace in the last two Premier League matches. In what is a significant match in the battle for second place, United will look to widen the gap over the Merseysiders to five points with a victory and extend our unbeaten run against the Anfield club in the top flight to eight matches.

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