Liverpool vs Manchester United: Who would make the combined XI between the two sides?

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Liverpool vs Manchester United: On Tuesday, England’s two most renowned sides meet at Anfield, but would any United player make a combined XI with players from this Red side, considering their present struggles?

Liverpool vs Manchester United: Who would make the combined XI between the two sides?

While Jurgen Klopp’s side is chasing an unprecedented quadruple and comes into the match fresh off a 3-2 triumph over Premier League championship rivals Manchester City at Wembley in the FA Cup final, United’s only remaining goal for the season is to finish in the top four.

With a 3-2 win over Norwich on Saturday, United improved their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League, but they were far from convincing against the Premier League’s worst club.

Team News

For the first time since 2013/14, Liverpool is attempting to complete the league double over Manchester United, having won three games in a row against the Red Devils between September 2008 and October 2009.

Liverpool has gained more points than any other team in the Premier League since their last defeat against Leicester City in December (32 – W10 D2 L0). With a win or a draw against Manchester United, they will finish the day on top of the table for the first time since 1 October, after falling 14 points behind Manchester City on 15 January (albeit with two matches in hand).

In the last 24 Premier League matches in which Cristiano Ronaldo has scored, he has been on the winning side 23 times, including the last 12 in a row. Man United’s 4-1 loss to Liverpool in March 2009 was the sole blip in that streak.

Man United have failed to win any of their last five Premier League away games against Liverpool (D3 L2), scoring only one goal in the process. Between September 1970 and December 1979, they went without an away league victory at Anfield for the longest time (D2 L7).

Liverpool vs Manchester United: Who would make the combined XI between the two sides?

Match Stats

Manchester United also has a better head-to-head record against Liverpool, with 81 wins to Liverpool’s 69; the remaining 58 matches have ended in draws.

Match officials

  • Referee: Martin Atkinson.
  • Assistants: Constantine Hatzidakis, Richard West.
  • Fourth official: Chris Kavanagh.
  • VAR: Paul Tierney.
  • Assistant VAR: Harry Lennard.

Match Info

  • Start date: 19 Apr 2022 20:00
  • Location: Liverpool
  • Venue: Anfield
  • Referee: Martin Atkinson, England
  • Avg. cards: 0.1 3.58

Combined XI

So, in a combined XI with Liverpool, would you pick any Manchester United players?

Liverpool vs Manchester United: Who would make the combined XI between the two sides?

Is Cristiano Ronaldo’s back-to-back hat-tricks in Premier League home games enough to put him ahead of Mohamed Salah, who is now out of form? In terms of goalkeeping, does David de Gea have the upper hand over Alisson?

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