Liverpool, Man United renew rivalry in North West Derby

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Liverpool are back on top of the log

Liverpool FC will face off with their North-West rivals Manchester United in an English Premier League match at the Anfield Stadium on Sunday.

The Reds defeated Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 away in their previous league match which was played on January 11.

The win extended Liverpool’s unbeaten run in the league to 38 matches having registered 33 victories and five draws.

They are also undefeated in their last 51 home matches in the league having recorded 42 victories and nine draws at the Anfield Stadium.

Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, says his side will have to be ready for their massive clash with the Red Devils.

“The game on Sunday against United, we all know what people expect from us from that game,” Klopp said.

“It will be a big one as well and we try to be ready for that.

“We were now used to [a game] three days, three days, four days, three days and now some of us had nine days,” he added.

“Training, yes, but not the intensity – we cannot do that and don’t want to do that. So now we are in again and let’s carry on.”

Meanwhile, United thumped Norwich City 4-0 at home in their previous league game which was played on January 4.

The Red Devils returned to winning ways in the league having lost to Arsenal before taking on Norwich.

The defeat to Arsenal was also their second defeat in their last three away matches in the competition.

The last league meeting between Liverpool and United was on the 20th of October 2019.

The two teams played to a 1-1 draw at the Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester.

 

Head-to-Head (Premier League era)

 

Matches – 56

Liverpool – 14

United – 28

Draws – 14