England’s two biggest clubs face off in Premier League action on Saturday, as 2nd placed Manchester United host 3rd placed Liverpool at Old Trafford. These two storied clubs will be desperate for a win that will help secure the position of being slightly less embarrassingly behind the league leaders. In the reverse fixture, Jose Mourinho took a hammering from fans and media for failing to show any semblance of attacking ambition at Anfield, despite the fact that Jurgen Klopp’s side were hardly in impressive form at the time.
Klopp, for his part, has warned that fans shouldn’t expect his Liverpool team to go all out against United, and that they may even “park the bus.” With the state of Liverpool’s defense at times, that would be quite a sight. Mourinho’s own defensive ranks will be boosted by the return to fitness of United’s only non-useless defender, as well as Marouane Fellaini’s elbows. Eric Bailly alone cannot solve United’s defensive woes though, so let us hope that through some divine intervention Mohamed Salah doesn’t figure out that Ashley Young doesn’t actually ever know where he is supposed to be.
Paul Pogba faces a late fitness test after pulling up in training on Friday, and Anthony Martial is likely still out with injury. As usual for this fixture, the spectacle will likely fail miserably to live up to the hype. Dull 0-0 draw nailed on.
Premier League schedule
We kickoff at 12:30 local time, which translates to a very early 7:30 on the east coast of the USA, and a cruel and unusual 4:30 in the bloody morning over on the west. Don’t even bother going to be bed.
Premier League TV channel
United are on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event in the UK. In the USA, tune in to either NBCSN or Telemundo Deportes. For everybody else, livesoccertv.com should sort you out.
Premier League streaming
Sky Go in the UK, NBC Sports Live in the USA.
Prediction: David de Gea; Ashley Young, Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling, Antonio Valencia; Nemanja Matić, Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay; Alexis Sánchez, Romelu Lukaku, Jesse Lingard.
Update: Pogba is injured.
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