Man United and Liverpool will go head-to-head at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday.

While United are looking to consolidate their second position on the league standings, Liverpool will be seeking to end a three-game winless run and keep their Premier League top-four hopes alive.

The Reds are in sixth place – four points off the top four zone – with five games to go. They’re still in the race for Champions League football next season, but they can’t afford any more slip ups. 

They registered back-to-back 1–1 draws with Leeds and Newcastle in the league and will try to do better when they square off against their long-time rivals. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s charges, meanwhile, have been strutting their stuff pretty well. They have been unbeaten in the league since January and are in the semis of the Europa League. 

Manchester United vs Liverpool: Picture of Manchester United players

However, a goalless draw with Leeds last weekend brought their five-game winning run to an end. But it seems they’ve locked in second spot on the league table. And with five games to go, it can be said that they’re still in the title race with Man City, who are 10 points ahead. Anything can happen and fans will love a dramatic end to the season. 

United and Liverpool have met several times in the past, but the most recent was a 3–2 FA Cup fourth round win for the Manchester club. Can they produce a finer performance, or will Jurgen Klopp and his men exact revenge and end their three-game winless run? 

Manchester United vs Liverpool: Picture of Liverpool players

Prediction

Quite hard to call a winner here because despite Liverpool’s recent shoddy displays, you can’t really underestimate them. 

Best bet, then, seems to be both teams scoring. Their last meeting was a five-goal thriller and they should both be good enough to get on the scoresheet again.