How to follow Liverpool v United

Monday 18 April 2022 10:00

Manchester United travel to Anfield on Tuesday evening, looking to edge ever closer to the Premier League's top four.

Ralf Rangnick's side are bidding to register consecutive Premier League victories after defeating Norwich City 3-2 at Old Trafford on Saturday, and three points against Liverpool would really strengthen our push for a Champions League place.

But the hosts will also be in buoyant mood, having defeated Manchester City on Saturday to progress to the Emirates FA Cup final.

As the clash with one of our fiercest rivals approaches, here's all the important information you need...

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Highlights: United v Norwich

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Tuesday's encounter with Jurgen Klopp's side will be broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage scheduled to begin at 19:00 BST. Meanwhile, MUTV will build up to the game from 18:55 BST, bringing you the confirmed team news and much more, before providing live radio commentary.

And of course as always, there will be coverage throughout the evening on and in the United App, where you can keep right up to date with all the action as it happens on Merseyside.


Enjoying a stellar campaign, Liverpool have only lost twice in the Premier League so far this season and are firmly in the hunt for the title. Sitting just one point behind league leaders Manchester City, Klopp's side have won their last 10 league encounters and are unbeaten on home turf since March 2021. 

Mohamed Salah is the division's top scorer at present with 20 goals, while England international Trent Alexander-Arnold leads the assists chart with 12 to his name thus far. Having progressed to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League just last week, and to the final of the FA Cup on Saturday, it is sure to be a busy end to the season for the Merseysiders.


Luke Shaw and Edinson Cavani look set to miss out through injury, as they did against Norwich on Saturday. Return dates for Raphael Varane and Scott McTominay remain unclear, while Fred, who was injured against Everton earlier this month, is also likely to be sidelined for the trip to Anfield. Ralf Rangnick may provide further updates in his press conference on Monday afternoon (13:15 BST).

For the hosts, Diogo Jota passed a late fitness test to make a cameo off the bench in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City. Klopp will expect the Portuguese to be available from the off on Tuesday, and has no further injury worries to contend with.

Lindelof relishing top-four race


The Swede is confident the Reds reach can the Champions League places.


United will be searching for consecutive Premier League wins for the first time since February, after overcoming Norwich 3-2 on Saturday. Victory on Merseyside would see Rangnick's men move above top-four rivals Tottenham into the Champions League places on goal difference, with Antonio Conte's side not having a midweek fixture. Cristiano Ronaldo will be looking to continue his own rich vein of form, with his match-winning hat-trick over the Canaries at the weekend taking his Premier League goal tally to 15 for the season.

Liverpool have been in scintillating form for the majority of the season, with Klopp's side currently in the midst of an eight-match unbeaten run in all competitions. Last time out in the Premier League, the Merseysiders drew 2-2 with league leaders Manchester City, before defeating Pep Guardiola's team 3-2 on Saturday to progress to the FA Cup final.

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Liverpool v United | Brown v Murphy

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Having unfortunately succumbed to a 5-0 home defeat in the reverse fixture earlier this season, interim boss Ralf Rangnick will hope for a big improvement from United in his first taste of this classic fixture. Tuesday's meeting is the 237th overall between the two teams, with United coming out on top on 89 previous occasions. Our last success at Anfield came back in 2016, when captain Wayne Rooney notched a late winner.


Referee: Martin Atkinson.
Assistants: Constantine Hatzidakis, Richard West.
Fourth official: Chris Kavanagh.
VAR: Paul Tierney.
Assistant VAR: Harry Lennard.

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Twelve top-flight teams will be in Premier League action from Tuesday through to Thursday. Here is a full schedule:


Liverpool v UNITED (20:00 BST)


Chelsea v Arsenal
Everton v Leicester City
Newcastle United v Crystal Palace
Manchester City v Brighton (20:00 BST)


Burnley v Southampton 

All kick-offs are 19:45 BST unless stated.