It’s going to be a Premier League cracker as Liverpool host Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday 5 March.
Erik Ten Hag has turned around the narrative at Old Trafford, snatching his 30th win as Manchester United manager against West Ham in the FA Cup.
Before the game, Erik Ten Hag has won his first trophy as Manchester United manager, defeating Newcastle United at Wembley to snatch the Carabao Cup.
Manchester United have been in their best run of form in all four competitions – the Premier League, Carabao Cup, FA Cup, and the Europa League.
Erik Ten Hag’s tactical prowess reached the climax when Manchester United ousted La Liga title hopefuls Barcelona from the Europa League.
Liverpool have seen their Premier League rating plummet this season. They are 6th on the Premier League table with 39 points from 24 games, 6 points away from Champions League spot.
The Reds are on the brink of Champions League exit after suffering their biggest home defeat to La Liga and European champions Real Madrid.
They suffered a shock 2-5 defeat to Los Blancos and will have to score four pass the La Liga champions at Santiago Bernabeu to overturn the result.
Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp seems to have overturned the Reds’ tough Premier League run. They are unbeaten in their last four games, winning three, and drawing one. But the job is still far from perfect with the Reds miles from the top-four finish.
Hosting in-form Manchester United at Anfield will be Jurgen Klopp’s true test in their bid to finish in Premier League top four.
Manchester United last suffered a Premier League defeat against Arsenal at the Emirates and have been unbeaten in all competitions since then.
They are third on the Premier League table with 49 points from 24 games, 6 points away from Manchester City and 11 away from league leaders Arsenal. Arsenal and Manchester City have played 25 games each, one more than the Red Devils.
Manchester United had the better of Liverpool in the first leg at Old Trafford, defeating the 2021/22 Champions League finalists in their third Premier League game of the season.
However, the Red Devils will face an uphill task when they traveled to Anfield. They are winless in their last six trips to Anfield, losing three and drawing three.
Liverpool have four players on the sidelines ahead of the crunch tie. Arthur Melo and Thiago Alcantara are doubts for the game. Both players picked up thigh problems are will not be available for the game.
Joe Gomez and Ramsay are set to miss from the Reds’ defense lineup after picking up injuries.
Allisson Becker will return to goal, while Van Dijk, Mo Salah, and Darwin Nunez are all expected to start for Liverpool.
Manchester United will miss Christian Eriksen and Van De Beek, including Anthony Martial in the clash.
David de Gea is expected to start with Varane, Martinez, and Luke Shaw.
Other players likely to be given a nod by Erik Ten Hag are Marcus Rashford, Wout Weghorst, Bruno Fernandes, and Casemiro.
Liverpool Probable Lineup: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Elliott, Fabinho, Henderson; Salah, Firmino, Diaz.
Manchester United Probable Lineup: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; Fernandes, Fred, Eriksen; Sancho, Ronaldo, Rashford
The match will likely end in a draw with both sides registering a goal each. After the final whistle, both sides are more likely to settle for a 1-1 draw.