EPL SUPER SUNDAY: Liverpool Vs Man United - 5 Facts To Know
Not much is expected from Jose Mourinho and his Red Devils when they visit Anfield on Sunday following their inconsistent form since the start of the season.
Jurgen Klopp appears to have made more than a tactical improvement on the team. The Reds play with passion, caution and belief.
A clear testimony would be the team's performance against Napoli on Tuesday. All they needed was a goal to earn all three points.
Mane was wasteful, Salah was resourceful and Ferminho just did enough as the team progressed to the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League.
United come into this fixture with Jose regretting that he was forced to play Rashford, Lingard and Young in the second half against Valencia.
The late rally was not enough as they sunk to a 2-1 defeat despite Young Boys doing the impossible favour of defeating Italian Champions, Juventus.
The situation hasn't been any better in the Premier League for United. The 4-1 win over bottom of the table Fulham did very little to boost the team's confidence with Pogba dropped from the starting XI.
5 Facts To Know
1. This will be the 201st meeting between Liverpool and Manchester United in all competitions with the Merseysiders winning 65, losing 80 with 55 draws recorded.
2. Man United are looking to win back-to-back games against Liverpool for the first time since January 2016, when they won four in a row.
3. Liverpool are winless in their last eight EPL matches against United (D3 L5) - they haven't gone longer without a win against the Red Devils in league competition since April 1988 (12 games).
4. The last two games between the table toppers and the 6th placed team have finished level (0-0) - only once previously have these sides drawn three consecutive games in all competitions on Merseyside (in January 1921).
5. This is the most points Man United have been behind Liverpool on the league table before Christmas since Christmas Eve 1990 (16 points), while it's the most points Liverpool have been ahead of United ahead of a top-flight meeting between the sides since March 1990 (21 points).