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The reigning champions Manchester United, welcomes Brendan Rodgers’men and their rivals , in a chase for a place in Europe, while the visiting team from Liverpool will be looking to keep up their title hopes and the top spot race.
In a third encounter between these two teams so far this season both teams manage to win the home games, as Liverpool celebrated with 1-0 in the Premier league competition while the Red Devils have won in the League cup. currently the Reds from Liverpool sit on the third with 7 points behind the first placed Chelsea FC, who was defeated this Saturday against Aston Villa, but also the Reds have 2 games less than Chelsea. Manchester City with the Saturday’s win over Hull City, has surpassed the Reds on the second, but the Citizens do have one game less than Liverpool and two less than the leading team , Chelsea FC.
David Moyes’ men sit on the 7th place, in a desperate situation to win the place that leads in the Europe competitions next year, and before all, we mean the Champions league, which now is the science fiction for them, and probably the Devils will aim for the 5th place which leads in Europa league. A hard task, for the “rookie” in charge of the reigning champions, expect him in the second leg match of the Champions league, since the first one, the Devils have lost in Greece against Olympiakos 2-0.
The fact that troubles Man Utd fans more than the club situation, is a very poor performance from their players, who won the title under Sir Alex Ferguson , but under his recommendation and David Moyes, the Devils look unrecognizable. Still the last weekend 3-0 away win against West Brom, certainly will boost team morale ahead of the most biggest game of the season for Man Utd, according to David Moyes for which he will be without injured duo, Evans and Nani.
“I think it’s the biggest game in the Premier League,” he said. “There has been great history between the two clubs over a long period.
“[Winning on Sunday] would be a big boost. It would be an important three points. Their league position suggests they’re ahead of us and they possibly do come here as favourites.”
Manchester United probable lineup : de Gea – Rafael, Smalling, Jones, Evra – Carrick, Fellaini – Mata, Rooney, Januzaj – van Persie
Liverpool FC is looking very strong this season under Brendan Rodgers, and the Reds travel to Manchester having just one thing in their mind that is a win to maintain title momentum. Liverpool strike duo Suarez and Sturridge have a chance to enter their names in the history books if they continue with this pace. Currently they have helped Liverpool net 73 league goals this season and Liverpool thanks to the fearsome strike duo have won 23 points from possible 27 since the turn of the year.
We have got big games regardless of the Manchester United result,” the forward told the club’s official website.
“Of course we want to do as well as we can in every single game and get maximum points if we can, but it is important we keep playing the football we do.
“I don’t think winning at the weekend is going to change anything in regards to the title race.”
Liverpool Probable lineup : Mignolet – Flanagan, Skrtel, Agger, Johnson – Henderson, Gerrard – Sterling, Coutinho, Sturridge – Suarez
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