Liverpool v Man United Preview

After a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea midweek, Manchester United will be aiming to bounce back with a win against Liverpool on Sunday.

Team News

Liverpool's £35 million signing Andy Carroll is set to make his debut after returning to training after an injury.
Fabio Aurelio and Daniel Agger are expected to return, Raul Meireles has been rated as doubtful. Martin Kelly has torn his hamstring and will be out for a month.

Man United have many injuries to contend with. United will be without Rio Ferdinand (calf injury), Jonny Evans (ankle injury) and Nemanja Vidic (suspended) so Wes Brown will line-up alongside Chris Smalling at the heart of United's defence. Also missing are Anderson, Antonio Valencia, Owen Hargreaves and Ji-Sung Park. Patrice Evra picked up a slight injury against Chelsea, his fitness will be checked ahead of the game.

League Positions

Liverpool are currently sixth in the table, 21 points behind Man United who are the league leaders.

The Merseyside club have picked up 39 points from 28 games, compared to Man United who have 60 points from 28 games.

Previous Game

Man United and Liverpool have already played each other twice this season, once in the league and once in the FA Cup.

The most recent was in the FA Cup at Old Trafford, which United won 1-0 after a very early penalty, scored by Ryan Giggs. Steven Gerrard was sent off in the 32nd minute.


There have been a total of 181 games played between the two clubs. Man United have won 71 of the 181 games, there have been 60 Liverpool wins and 50 draws.

155 of the 181 games have been played in the league, United have won 60 of those games, lost 52 and there have been 43 draws.

Recent Form

Liverpool : LWDDW

27th Feb: West Ham 3-1 Liverpool (Premier League)
24th Feb: Liverpool 1-0 Sparta Prague (Europa League)
17th Feb: Sparta Prague 0-0 Liverpool (Europa League)
12th Feb: Liverpool 1-1 Wigan (Premier League)
6th Feb: Chelsea 0-1 Liverpool (Premier League)

Man United: LWDWW

1st March: Chelsea 2-1 Man United (Premier League)
26th Feb: Wigan 0-4 Man United (Premier League)
23rd Feb: Marseille 0-0 Man United (Champions League)
19th Feb: Man United 1-0 Crawley (FA Cup)
12th Feb: Man United 2-1 Man City (Premier League)


Referee: Phil Dowd
Assistants: Dean Mohareb & Glenn Turner
Fourth Official: Andre Marriner

Phil Dowd has officiated 27 games so far this season, showing 102 yellow cards and nine red cards.

Dowd has refereed three games involving Man United this season; the 2-2 away to Bolton, 2-1 win over Wolves at Old Trafford and most recent was the 2-0 win over Sunderland.

He has refereed four games involving Liverpool; their 3-0 loss to Man City, the 2-1 win over Blackburn, 3-0 win over Aston Villa and the 2-2 at home to Everton.


Arsenal played Sunderland this afternoon at the Emirates, which ended in a 0-0 draw . Manchester City play Wigan in Saturday's evening kick off. Chelsea don't play Blackpool until Monday .

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