Liverpool vs Manchester United live stream: How to watch Premier League live online, TV channel, prediction

Liverpool vs Manchester United live stream: How to watch Premier League live online, TV channel, prediction

Liverpool vs Manchester United

Liverpool vs Manchester United  | Liverpool host rival Manchester United Sunday in the Premier League with Erik ten Hag’s men arriving at Anfield as League Cup winners. Jurgen Klopp’s side have just four wins from their last 12 across all competitions while the Red Devils have lost just once and won nine in that time period which has garnered last weekend’s silverware as well. United won 2-1 at Old Trafford back in late August and are the form team coming into this one although Liverpool have kept back-to-back clean sheets.

Here’s our storylines, how you can watch the match and more:

How to watch and odds
Date: Sunday, Mar. 5 | Time: 11:30 a.m. ET
Location: Anfield — Liverpool, England
TV: USA Network | Live stream: fuboTV (try for free)
Odds: Liverpool +138; Draw: +260; United +175 (via Caesars Sportsbook)

Team news
Liverpool: Joe Gomez is a doubt with a hamstring injury as is Arthur Melo. Luis Diaz is likely to still be out for a little while longer as is the case with Thiago Alcantara. Calvin Ramsay is a long-term absentee with a knee problem and there is no known return date yet. Naby Keita is also a doubt but Darwin Nunez should be able to continue in attack after being fit enough to face Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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United: Luke Shaw and Jadon Sancho’s fitness will be assessed ahead of the game. Shaw took a knock in the League Cup triumph while Sancho has been ill and both missed the midweek win over West Ham United in the FA Cup: “We hope it is not too bad — we have to see how it develops until Sunday,” said Ten Hag. Alejandro Garnacho could start after his heroics against the Hammers while Lisandro Martinez, Raphael Varane, Casemiro, Fred and Marcus Rashford all helped from the bench. Donny van de Beek and Christian Eriksen are out long-term, and Ten Hag is handling Anthony Martial’s return with caution: “I will give a prospective timeline or an expectation about that. Let him do his work, as several times now, he has been back and he drops back too quickly. We must give him the time and I hope he is on board but first, in this moment, we are doing really well in this set-up. When he is available, we will have another option, a good option. Let us give him the time and we will see when he is back. Then we will be happy because we have a quality option extra for the rest of the season.”

United’s form is very good right now and that looks set to continue here despite Liverpool picking up slightly of late. Both teams scoring and United winning by a single goal would not be a surprise but a draw should not be ruled out. Pick: Liverpool 1, United 2.

Don’t look now but Liverpool have slowly crept back into the race for a Champions League place after a dismal start to the season. With losses by Newcastle United and Tottenham on Saturday, the Reds can climb within two points of fourth place. But with a critical match against Manchester United on the Sunday, how can Jurgen Klopp ensure that his side avoids another collapse like allowing five unanswered goals to Real Madrid in Champions League to lose their first leg in the round of 16 5-2 (you can catch all the Champions League action only on Paramount+).

Official lineups
Liverpool: Alisson; Andrew Robertson; Virgil van Dijk; Ibrahima Konate; Trent Alexander-Arnold; Fabinho; Jordan Henderson; Harvey Elliott; Mohamed Salah; Cody Gakpo; Darwin Nunez

Manchester United: David De Gea; Luke Shaw; Lisandro Martinez; Raphael Varane; Diogo Dalot; Fred; Casemiro; Marcus Rashford; Bruno Fernandes; Antony; Wout Weghorst

The defense has been slightly better as of late keeping four consecutive clean sheets in the Premier League but when three were against sides in the relegation battle and the other was against a ten man Newcastle United side, those should be taken as a blip rather than a return to peak defensive form. Despite injuries, Liverpool’s attack has been fine scoring the sixth most goals in the league, but the defense has been concerning when up against top attackers like they’ll face in Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United.

It’s a twofold issue as Liverpool have allowed teams to play through the center of the pitch, which is something that their press has prevented in past seasons but when they mix it up and try to sit deep they also lose what they’re good at, still allowing goals. The keys start at the tip of the attack where the loss of Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich last summer has changed their setup, as Darwin Nunez isn’t as aggressive a presser as Mane was.

That’s compounded by the fullbacks not having the same level of support they used to when Thiago isn’t playing, which has been a lot. He’s only been available for 24 of the club’s 37 matches so far this season. And he won’t be fit to face Manchester United due to now missing time due to a hip flexor injury. Young midfielder Stefan Bajcetic has stepped up as of late to steady the ship, but lining up against Manchester United, it will take more than just him to keep things going.

The good news is that Diogo Jota will help both with the press and having a more fluid from three, likely at the expense of Cody Gakpo. Gakpo has scored two goals in the Premier League since joining Liverpool, but not being a true nine, he can get caught in similar spaces ad Darwin Nunez.

Jota, has played all over the front three and learned to accommodate Mane floating inside, so his presence allows a freer usage of space for Nunez while also adding another creative attacker to help feed Mohamed Salah. Alone it won’t be enough to defeat Manchester United, but if Liverpool can catch United on an off day while also finishing their chances, a Nunez, Jota, and Salah front three can be the key to success.

It won’t stop Marcus Rashford from cutting inside against Trent Alexander-Arnold or Wout Weghorst from occupying the center backs but at this stage of the season, defense should be an afterthought for the Reds. With United’s self-belief to get back into any match, Jurgen Klopp will need to turn up the attack and put as many goals past David De Gea as possible. It wouldn’t be a major shift for the squad from a press happy approach but to topple top sides, Liverpool needs to recognize their deficiencies and cover for them.

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