Eleven days after the fixture was to take place, Liverpool will return to Old Trafford in a bid to keep their top-four hopes alive by plotting the downfall of Man United.
Man United vs. Liverpool
Thursday, May 13, 2021 – 8.15pm (BST)
Premier League (35)
Referee: Anthony Taylor
And take two.
After the protests that took place nearly two weeks ago, Jurgen Klopp will finally see his side travel back down the M62 where he will hope to see a 2,615 day wait for a victory at Old Trafford end.
It hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for the Reds, but with their top-four hopes balanced on a knife-edge that will need to change come Thursday.
It’s an uphill battle but all Liverpool can do is keep the pressure on and hope others tumble while they stand tall, with only three games remaining after this contest.
Klopp’s men are unbeaten in their last five but need wins on the board now more than ever following Leicester’s win over United on Tuesday.
Into these, Reds!
The squad that overcame Southampton 2-0 last time out are all expected to be able to be called upon by Klopp, with four names still under doubt.
Roberto Firmino will stake a claim for a return to the XI after being rested against the Saints, while Curtis Jones could be in the frame for his first start since the defeat to Chelsea at the start of April.
Last 5 Away to Man United (All Competitions)
Lost 3-2 – January 2021 (Greenwood, Rashford, Fernandes; Salah x2)
Drew 1-1 – October 2019 (Rashford; Lallana)
Drew 0-0 – February 2019
Lost 2-1 – March 2018 (Rashford x2; Bailly OG)
Drew 1-1 – January 2017 (Ibrahimovic; Milner pen)
*To be played behind-closed-doors
Did You Know?
Over the period of four seasons together, Liverpool’s front three have combined for just four goals against Man United across all competitions.
It’s not a generous tally and with goals elsewhere in short supply, they need to discover their goalscoring boots for this one.
Liverpool – Last five results (all competitions)
Won 2-0 vs. Southampton
Drew 1-1 vs. Newcastle
Drew 1-1 vs. Leeds
Drew 0-0 vs. Real Madrid
Won 2-1 vs. Aston Villa
Man United – Last five results (all competitions)
Lost 2-1 vs. Leicester
Won 3-1 vs. Aston Villa
Lost 3-2 vs. Roma
Won 6-2 vs. Roma
Drew 0-0 vs. Leeds
There was a lot of interesting topics discussed in Wednesday’s press conference, ranging from Man United‘s team selection vs. Leicester, Virgil van Dijk not going to the Euros in the summer, to congratulating Man City on their title win.
TV & Liveblog Info
Henry Jackson will keep you informed and entertained throughout all the action on our usual matchday live blog here, starting from 7.30pm.