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Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney [Reuters]

Manchester United host Liverpool at Old Trafford for one of the most awaited clashes in the Premier League on Sunday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 1:30pm GMT. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day 2 at 10:25pm GMT on BBC One and BBC One HD.


United step into this clash against their rivals on the back of a 3-0 victory they registered against West Bromwich at the Hawthorns on 8 March. Phil Jones opened the scoring in the 34th minute for the Red Devils with a header from Robin van Persie's cross.

Wayne Rooney then doubled their lead in the second-half with a neat build-up play which saw the English international start a move and finish after scoring a header beyond Ben Foster's reach. Danny Welbeck then added a third in the 82nd minute to secure all three-points for the English champions.

David Moyes' side are currently seventh in the league table with 48 points, having played 28 matches, 11 points behind fourth-placed Arsenal who face Tottenham Hotspur in the North London Derby later on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are brimming with confidence and are looking for their fifth straight win in the league. They are yet to suffer a single defeat in the league this year and have won seven out of their nine fixtures played so far.

Brendan Rodgers' side come into this game having enjoyed a break last weekend. The Reds played their last competitive fixture on the first day of the month Southampton at the St Mary's Stadium.

The visitors crushed the Saints with a convincing 3-0 victory. Luis Suarez ended his four-game scoring drought by scoring his team's first in the 16th minute. Raheem Sterling doubled the advantage in the second-half after netting the Uruguayan's cross.

Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez celebrates with Jordan Henderson [Reuters]

Suarez played a role in the third goal as well after he was brought down by Jose Fonte inside the penalty area late in the game. Steven Gerrard made no mistake from the spot to ensure his team remain in contention for the coveted league title.

The Merseyside currently sit third in the league table having amassed 59 points from 28 matches. They trail league leaders Chelsea by seven points, who have played two matches more.

Earlier this season, Daniel Sturridge netted the solitary goal in the corresponding fixture between United and Liverpool at Anfield to secure a 1-0 victory for the home side. Both teams will be desperate to grind a victory against each other albeit for different reasons.

What Managers Say

David Moyes: "I think it's the biggest game in the Premier League. There has been great history between the two clubs over a long period. Every game of football is important and any game that features United and Liverpool is massively important. I hope we can show what we're capable of in those matches which I think we can win. The players have an opportunity to go and show they're improving. I think they played well at West Brom and there have been signs that they have been doing better."

Brendan Rodgers: "We are 11 points clear [of United] now, if it goes to 14, they can't do it [top four finish]. Even 11 is going to be very tough because we are entering into a period where we are stronger. Our last 10 games last season we were brilliant and we have been doing the same pattern this year. Over 14 months we have shown that we have been on the up. The first job is to consolidate fourth and then work upwards. That will be the aim."

Team Form

David Moyes
David Moyes [Reuters]

Manchester United

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W L W D D
  • Last Result: West Bromwich Albion 0-3 Manchester United


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W L W W
  • Last Result: Southampton 0-3 Liverpool

Team Guide

Manchester United

  • Injured: N/A
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: De Gea; Rafael, Jones, Vidic, Evra; Carrick, Fellaini; Mata, Rooney, Young; Van Persie


  • Injured: Jose Enrique (knee)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Mignolet; Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Flanagan; Henderson, Gerrard, Allen; Sterling, Sturridge, Suarez