Week 19 brings us a match on Jan 17th, where Liverpool will host Manchester United in a clash of the Premier League. Liverpool is fresh off their 4-1 win against Aston Villa. Sadio Mané struck first for Liverpool in the 4th minute on a feed from Curtis Jones, then Barry got the equalizer for Aston Villa in the 41st minute on a feed from Rowe. With 19 points in their last 10 matches Liverpool should be reasonably happy with their performance, while in their last match, Manchester United recorded a 1-0 shutout win against Watford. Scott McTominay scored the first goal for Manchester United in the 5th minute, and that single goal was all that was necessary as neither team could manage any more scoring In the end, Watford was frustrated by Manchester United’s defence and couldn’t put any tallies on the board. Manchester United ended the match with the shutout victory. Manchester United looks to continue their winning ways, having won 8 of their last 10.
These two teams have not yet played each other this season, so it will be interesting how the match turns out. Last season Liverpool won the head to head battle with 1 win.
Manchester United is fortunate enough to have Bruno Fernandes in top form. In the last 5 matches the midfielder has scored four goals. Sadio Mané has been on a hot streak lately. In the last five games, hes scored four goals for Liverpool
Jürgen Klopp’s squad will be without Virgil van Dijk, Naby Keïta, Joël Matip, Joe Gomez, Konstantinos Tsimikas and Diogo Jota, while Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s Manchester United squad will be without Edinson Cavani, Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones.