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Liverpool vs Manchester United LIVE: Latest score, news, goals and updates from Anfield

October 14, 2017 10:16 AM
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Liverpool vs Manchester United LIVE: Latest score, news, goals and updates from Anfield

LIVERPOOL welcome Manchester United to Anfield with Jose Mourinho’s side looking to leapfrog rivals Manchester City. Follow the action LIVE with Express Sport.

Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Salah, Coutinho, Firmino.

Subs: Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Klavan, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sturridge, Solanke.

Manchester United XI: de Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Darmian, Ander Herrera, Matic, Young, Mkhitaryan, Martial, Lukaku.

12:20: Twelve months ago Liverpool were brilliant up front and posed so much of a threat that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was content to 'park the bus' at Anfield and leave with a goalless draw.

After seven games last season Liverpool had scored 18 but that has dropped to 13 from seven this time around, although the number of chances they are creating has not fallen.

Not being able to convert has, arguably, cost them as much as not keeping a clean sheet. Klopp remains confident they will get through their current drought, although they will have to do so without the injured Sadio Mane.

12:15: Gary Neville: “Yeah, big test. Manchester United have not played anybody in the top six. If they want to win the league, this is the place to give you the confidence to do it.

“You looked at Romelu Lukaku. What he’s done so far has been what has been asked of him, to actually win the games, convert the draws from last season.

“But now, just looking at him now with his hood up, this is where you’ve got to deliver, Anfield away. Liverpool away, ultimately that is the real test. It is a real test, it’s a test of your mentality, a test of everything really.”

12:10: I’m surprised to hear that only six Liverpool players have been shown red cards against Manchester United in the Premier League. Can you name them?

OK, I don’t like playing this game online. The answers are; Hyypia, Shelvey, Owen, Murphy, Gerrard & Mascherano (2). Give yourself a pat on the back.

That was quite an awkward little exchange between Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho.

Quick handshake, a couple of words spoken with the usual Van Gaal expression of confusion and disapproval, and then Mourinho walked off with a frown.

12:00: Is that Louis van Gaal I see at Anfield. Where the hell has his clipboard gone?! Or are those two guys with him carrying two of them on his behalf?

11:55: Things are a bit simpler with Liverpool's formation with only Emre Can and Roberto Firmino returning. In fact, I’ll just let Jurgen Klopp explain it himself.

He said: “I thought it makes sense to bring in a strong line-up and in the end that was the result. I’m happy. We know Sadio’s not available and that is not the best news, but when all the other boys came back in good shape, feeling good and looking forward to the game it was not too difficult.

“I have to say, a few decisions were close because a lot of players were in good shape before we left for the international break, but it was a decision for today and I hope it will work out.”

11:50: I think I’ve done you a disservice folks. It appears that Jose Mourinho is actually playing with three at the back with Matteo Darmian joining Chris Smalling and Phil Jones at centre-back.

That would leave Antonio Valencia at right-back and Ashley Young deployed at left-back.

Paul: Seriously can't see Liverpool getting the result today even though they are at home united just look too good and too strong.

Tom: Interesting to see Ashley Young starting in a more attacking position. Also looking forward to seeing Phil Jones and Chris Smalling together.

Paul: I am not a one for criticising Liverpool players too much, but I have seen enough of Alberto Moreno and feel enough is enough!

11:40: Jose Mourinho has been tinkering folks. Three changes to be precise.

The lesser-spotted Matteo Darmian starts at left-back while Ashley Young, who always starts at Anfield, is deployed in the winger role.

Ander Herrera and Anthony Martial also start with Marcus Rashford (who’s got a knock) and Juan Mata dropping to the bench. Marouane Fellaini is out injured.

Few eyebrows raised at the absence of Eric Bailly, but Manchester United have confirmed that he sustained an injury while on international duty.

11:35: Right, let’s start with Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp has made two changes from the side who drew 1-1 with Newcastle before the international break.

Roberto Firmino and Emre Can replacing Daniel Sturridge and the injured Sadio Mane.

Elsewhere Alberto Moreno keeps his role at left-back despite calls for Andrew Robertson, who’s not in the matchday squad.

11:30: Here’s those starting XI’s folks. I see Roberto Firmino is back for Liverpool.

Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Salah, Coutinho, Firmino.

Subs: Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Klavan, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sturridge, Solanke.

Manchester United XI: de Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Darmian, Ander Herrera, Matic, Young, Mkhitaryan, Martial, Lukaku.

Source: express.co.uk

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