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Liverpool vs. Manchester United

Anfield

06/03/11

13:30

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After the defeat at Stamford Bridge, on Tuesday evening, Manchester United will be looking to get back to winning ways when they visit Anfield this Sunday. But with Liverpool having improved their form under Kenny Dalglish it promises to be a tough fixture.

Vital Quotes:

It`s a clash of the two titans of the English game and it`s eagerly anticipated. With Sir Alex under caution it seem sot be Kenny Dalglish who is talking more about the game and on the eve of the fixture he`s remarked,

"It's the biggest game but only because it's the next game. But everyone plays football to get to the highest level they possibly can and the games between Liverpool and Manchester United are the highest category of games you can get."

We`d disagree, Liverpool are so yesterday!

Liverpool Team News:

Kenny Dalglish will be relishing taking on Sir Alex Ferguson but his squad is bereft of a couple of players with Kelly and Shelvey both out and with doubts existing about Agger, Carroll and Meireles.

Player to watch: Andy Carroll

Did Liverpool really cough up 35 million for a centre-forward who could still be considered a rookie? Will he make his debut against us this Sunday? Stay tuned to find out!

Manchester United Team News:

Sir Alex Ferguson takes his squad the short distance to Anfield with several injury concerns, particularly in the defence. Nemanja Vidic is suspended and both Rio Ferdinand and Jonny Evans are struggling to convince Sir Alex that they are fit. It could boil down to a decision between Wes Brown and John O`Shea as to who will partner young Chris Smalling.

Elsewhere, United will be without Ji-Sung Park, Owen Hargreaves, Anderson and Valencia. Also rated as doubtful is Patrice Evra.

Player to watch: Wayne Rooney

Scored a decent goal at Stamford Bridge, on Tuesday, and will be looking to get his season back on track with something similar at Anfield.

Match Facts & Stats

A few stats for you to mull over:-

The clubs have met an astonishing 155 times, United lead in the victory stakes by 60 wins to 55

Our Premier League record against Liverpool has seen us harvest 67 points which include 20 wins.

But, we should point out, Liverpool have beaten us on our last two visits to Anfield.

Ref Watch:

Our officials for this fixture are Phil Dowd in the middle, Dean Mohareb & Glenn Turner running the line and Andre Marriner patrolling the technical area, I wonder if they`ll meet with Sir Alex`s approval after the game!

Match Prediction:

After the loss to Chelsea, United could do with getting three points here to extend the gap at the top of the table, but I have this sneaking feeling, and I don`t know where it comes from that we`ll be settling for a 1-1 draw! Let`s hope I`m wrong and we take all three points though!

Next Fixtures:

Next Saturday we face Arsenal in a FA Cup quarter-final clash.




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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday March 5 2011

Time: 6:18PM

Your Comments

I see Phil Manc is ref'ing. There may be games that are more important, but there's none bigger. Rivalry doesn't go away because one team wins, just like it didn't in earlier years. I normally welcome fans to Anfield and hope they have a good time. You lot will just have to be the exception. Games these days seem to be decided by the officials, I hope tomorrow isn't the case. I love this fixture but I also hate it. The missus is banned from going to these games after she missed the last two at Anfield. Taking the eldest instead. She's staying in the pub!
RafaTheGaffer
Liverpool will nick it, just! 1-0 and a late, late winner!
merlin
L'pool to cries of Easy
Tiny T
We're more than capable of beating this Liverpool side even when playing away. Though this may be a bit optimistic when you take into consideration our poor away form and Liverpool's "resurgance" (if you can call it that). Personally, I would settle for a draw, anything more is a bonus. Regardless of the result we will still be sitting on top of the table, which is somewhat comforting. Hopefully Arsenal drop more points to make up for our points that we are going to drop.
TheFamousNo7
I'd be shocked if there is a United fan in the country who could say we didnt get what we deserved today.
tuscan3000
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
unknown2022
Good thing Hernandez scored, 3-0 would have been even more humiliating....
unknown2022
hey tuscan whts up..dont see u commenting on as many articles as compared to last year...is everything OK??
kishaloy_nag_blue
The rags are getting found out at the business end of the season. Pathetic team, no midfield and strikers that play the flat track bully very well, but can't score when it counts. The emperor has no clothes.
fifthcolumnblue
Well it was well deserved to Liverpool and once again we got defensively pulled apart by the opponent when playing away. Fergie's risk with leaving Fletcher out wasn't his best (obviously), when you've got two such mobile CM's in Gerrard and Meireles you're asking to be dominated in the midfield when you're playing two rooted CM's in the form of Scholes and Carrick. Playing 1 of Carrick or Scholes when you've got both Anderson and Fletcher playing is acceptable however, as recent performances show, we can't have two rooted midfielders. My biggest concern is not the loss to Liverpool, it's the loss of Nani. I hope it's nothing overly serious because he has been pivotal in our campaign so far and without doubt will be needed in the final few games. Smalling was impeccable again, we've found a right gem there (my man of the match) and Van Der Sar was typically decisive again preventing us from suffering from something that could've got REALLY embarassing. It has been our luck this season that player's who can't hit a barn door this season end up being more prolific than Pele when playing against us.
TheFamousNo7
 

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