Match preview: Liverpool v United

Friday 03 March 2023 07:00

Another big fixture awaits Erik ten Hag’s side, with a Premier League trip to Anfield to face Liverpool next up for Manchester United.

The Reds will face Jurgen Klopp’s men in Merseyside on Sunday (5 March), in an encounter that gets under way at 16:30 GMT. 

And ahead of the latest eagerly anticipated meeting between the two clubs, we’ve got you covered for everything you need to know on live coverage info, team news and more.

Scroll down for all the details…

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90 in 20: United v West Ham

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Sunday’s 16:30 GMT kick-off will be broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. 

MUTV will also have exclusive pre-match build-up via our Matchday Live show from 15:25 GMT, followed by live radio commentary and post-match analysis. 

Along with that, there will be further content for your matchday on and in the United App, including in-game data, interviews and more.


Luke Shaw and Jadon Sancho missed the 3-1 Emirates FA Cup win over West Ham with a small injury and illness respectively, and it remains to be seen whether they will be fit for the trip down the M62.

Anthony Martial is continuing his recovery from a setback that has kept him out since the Carabao Cup second leg against Nottingham Forest at the beginning of February. Christian Eriksen and Donny van de Beek remain long-term absentees.

As for Liverpool, Darwin Nunez and Ibrahima Konate returned to the line-up for Wednesday's 2-0 home win over Wolves

Arthur Melo, Luis Diaz and Thiago Alcantara are working their way back from issues that have kept them sidelined, although Sunday’s game may come too soon for them to feature. Joe Gomez has recently picked up an injury, while young defender Calvin Ramsay is out for the season.

Ten Hag explains Sancho and Shaw's absence


The boss has made six changes to his XI for the fifth-round tie against West Ham.


United have now gone 11 games unbeaten following Wednesday evening’s win over the Hammers at Old Trafford. 

That encounter was in the FA Cup fifth round and means that the Reds have played in three different competitions since our last Premier League outing – a 3-0 win over Leicester on 19 February – having beaten Newcastle in the Carabao Cup final and got past Barcelona in the Europa League

Klopp’s side got back to winning ways against Wolves after Saturday's goalless draw at Crystal Palace. They haven't conceded in any of their last four top-flight games, having beaten Newcastle and Everton 2-0 in February.


The two teams will go head to head for the 211th time on Sunday – United have won 82 of the past encounters, to Liverpool’s 70 (58 draws). 

A memorable 2-1 victory at Old Trafford in the reverse fixture saw us snap a three-game losing streak against our rivals from Merseyside.

Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford got the goals on that night, when Ten Hag picked up his first competitive win as United boss.

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90 in 20: United v Liverpool

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Our game is one of 10 to be played in a full slate of Premier League fixtures this weekend – here is the schedule…


Manchester City v Newcastle United (12:30)
Arsenal v Bournemouth 
Aston Villa v Crystal Palace
Brighton & Hove Albion v West Ham United
Chelsea v Leeds United
Wolves v Tottenham Hotspur
Southampton v Leicester City (17:30)


Nottingham Forest v Everton (14:00)
Liverpool v UNITED (16:30)


Brentford v Fulham (20:00)

All times are in GMT and 15:00 kick-offs unless stated.