Liverpool vs Manchester United PreviewManchester United continues their hectic schedule and will clash against Liverpool on Sunday. Manager, David Moyes is just getting his feet settled in the English Premier League and after a goalless draw against Chelsea, he will be hoping for more than just a point in this match-up, especially playing against Liverpool as a former Everton manager.
It’s quite possible United will name an unchanged starting XI and the Wayne Rooney saga seems to be behind them for now, so the focus should just be on the football. It remains to be seen how well Van Persie and Rooney can relate to each other and whether they can play in the same team. Their link up play has seemed disjointed so far. If United are to have any chance in this fixture or more importantly, defend their title, they must show that they can co-exist in the same team and produce winning results.
Liverpool will see the return of one of their stalwarts, Martin Skrtel at centre back, for this all important fixture. Season long loan, Aly Cissokho could be missing for up to six weeks. The player is expected to make a major impact at LB for Liverpool this season, so it will be a huge loss. Striker, Daniel Sturridge has been filling the huge shoes of Luis Suarez, who continues to serve a six game ban. Liverpool’s productivity without him on the field has reduced significantly this season, but they have managed to cope. His absence could prove to be the difference in the match.
Prediction – Manchester United win