Welcome to Sportstar’s live blog of the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Manchester United being played at the Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England.
This is Neeladri Bhattacharjee bringing you the pre-match buildup and minute-by-minute updates of this high-voltage clash.
11:30 pm: Starting Lineups out!
Liverpool Starting XI: Alisson Becker (GK), Trent Alexander Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil Van Dijk (C), Andrew Robertson, Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Thiago Alacantara, Luis Diaz, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah
Manchester United Starting XI: Davis De Gea (GK), Phil Jones, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Aaaron Wan-Bissaka, Diogo Dalot, Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Elanga
11:15 pm: Predicted Lineups:
Liverpool Predicted XI: Alisson Becker (GK), Trent Alexander Arnold, Ibrahima Konate, Virgil Van Dijk (C), Andrew Robertson, Fabinho, Naby Keita, Thiago Alacantara, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah
Manchester United Predicted XI: Davis De Gea (GK), Alex Telles, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Diogo Dalot, Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Jesse Lingard, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford
Liverpool will look to complete a Premier League double over Manchester United for the first time since the 2013-14 season when the two sides meet at Anfield on Tuesday.
Jurgen Klopp’s side has been in tremendous form, making it to the UEFA Champions League semifinal and the FA Cup final and has remained unbeaten against league leader Manchester City in its last two clashes.
When it faces Manchester United, the Reds will be desperate for nothing less than three points for the fact that they sit just one point behind Manchester City and a victory will propel them to the top (though temporarily).
Manchester United, on the other hand, has returned to winning ways after a loss to Everton, with a 3-2 win against Norwich.
However, the star of that match, Cristiano Ronaldo, will be unavailabe for family bereavement, while the manager expects Bruno Fernandes to feature in the ley clash against the bitter rival.
United is without a win away against Liverpool for five matches now, losing two and drawing three while Liverpool has earned more points than any other Premier League side since its loss to Leicester in December last year.
On paper, while the Reds clearly look the team set for a win. But knowing the Premier League and its affliction for upsets, the Red Devils can pull off a stunning win in Klopp’s owen fortress.
When and where to watch?
Liverpool vs Manchester United is set for a Kick-Off at 12:30 am (IST) on March 20. The match will take place at the Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England.
The match will be live telecast on the Star Network (Star Sports Select 2) and can be watched online on Hotstar and JioTV.