Mohamed Salah: Manchester United vs Liverpool will always be specialMohamed Salah is adamant Manchester United versus Liverpool retains its illustrious status in spite of their indifferent starts to the Premier League campaign. Liverpool and United go in search of their first victory of the season when English football's most-decorated clubs renew their rivalry at Old Trafford on Monday Night Football - live on Sky Sports. After Monday's 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace and opening-day draw at Fulham, Liverpool have failed to win either of their first two Premier League matches for the first time since 2012. United, meanwhile, go into the weekend in unfamiliar territory, sat bottom of the Premier League having lost their opening two games for the first time since the inaugural season in 1992/93.
The Reds are boosted by the return of Roberto Firmino but Thiago, Diogo Jota and Joel Matip remain out. Go straight to all the best Manchester United contentVisit our Liverpool pageCHRIS SUTTON'S PREDICTIONIf Manchester United win this game, they leapfrog Liverpool in the table, but that is not going to happen. United aren't able to press teams with the players they have got, and I don't really know what Erik ten Hag can change with what he has got in his squad.
Manchester United v LiverpoolStriker Anthony Martial scored one goal in 12 appearances on loan at Sevilla last seasonTEAM NEWSManchester United may be able to welcome back Anthony Martial, who is training after a thigh injury. Victor Lindelof is still unavailable, as is young winger Facundo Pellistri because of an ankle issue. Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez begins a three-match ban for his headbutt during the draw against Crystal Palace last Monday night.
Unless something happens this week that triggers a change in attitude in the squad, I don't see it happening. The home crowd will be willing them to take the game to Liverpool, and if they do that then they are in big trouble because that's when Klopp's side are at their best. They won 5-0 at Old Trafford last season and it is going to be a similar story this time, although I am going to give United a goal just to lift their spirits a little. Prediction: 1-5Chris Sutton's full predictions v GK from Bradford rap trio Bad Boy Chiller Crew.
It's always going to be a derby. That competition between Liverpool and Manchester United is always going to be there because we've won the league a few times, they've won the league a few times. "There's always that competition between both teams and it's going to be there forever because, history-wise, it's the biggest two teams in England. " Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Mohamed Salah’s five goals against Manchester United in 2021/22 made him the only player in Premier League history to score five goals against the Red Devils in a single season Salah scored five times against Manchester United last season, including a hat-trick as Liverpool inflicted an embarrassing 5-0 defeat on United at Old Trafford towards the end of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's tenure as manager.
Liverpool have started slowly too, and Darwin Nunez's suspension won't help on top of their injuries. That leaves them a bit short up front, although Mohamed Salah and Luis Diaz looked lively against Palace. Whatever happens, you just know Jurgen Klopp's side will outwork United at the very least. Maybe United's players will run around a little bit more this week than they did against Brentford, but they need to find some heart.
Despite this, Salah insists a fixture of such magnitude will never lose its cachet and is relishing another special occasion under the lights at Old Trafford. Monday 22nd August 6:30pm Kick off 8:00pm Live on Sky: Man Utd vs LiverpoolGet Sky Sports | Download the Sky Sports App"Manchester United is always a special game for the city, for the fans and for everyone around the world, " he exclusively told Soccer Saturday. "Maybe the biggest two teams in England history-wise, so I think it's a special game for everybody. "United, City, Chelsea, Arsenal - these top teams, you always want to play against them.
Asked if Monday's game presented Liverpool with the chance to deepen United's current plight under new manager Erik ten Hag, Salah added: "Well, I don't want to put more oil in the fire, but I think they are so excited for this game, we are so excited for this game, so let's see what's going to happen. "I don't look at this game like that, because they're still a top team with top players. They've not had a great start, but they want to win against us.
MATCH FACTSHead-to-headManchester United have won just one of their past 12 Premier League games against Liverpool (D6, L5). Jurgen Klopp's side could win four consecutive league meetings for the first time since 2002. They are also looking to win three straight away league matches against their hosts for the first time. Manchester UnitedManchester United could lose their opening three matches of a top-flight season for just the fourth time, and first since 1986. The Red Devils are trying to avoid losing five league games in a row for the first time in 50 years. However, United are the only team to have previously lost their opening two fixtures of the season before going on to win the Premier League title, doing so in 1992-93. All six goals conceded by Erik ten Hag's side this season have come in the first half.
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"It could be a little bit of pressure if we're seven points behind City, but I think it's too early to think about that, " Salah said. "Last season we were behind by about 10 or 11 points, and we came back. So it's too early to think about that. " Essential Football: Man Utd vs Liverpool special with Carra & KloppLiverpool missed out on the Premier League title to Manchester City by a single point last season before losing the Champions League final 1-0 to Real Madrid in Paris. After coming so agonisingly close to the biggest prizes in the game, getting Liverpool hands on those trophies is Salah main objective this year. "I never say before the season [my individual goals], " Salah said.
Manchester United vs. Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp responds to Liverpool eventually won the fixture 4-2, helping them secure Champions League football the following season. Speaking in a