How to watch, stream link, team news

Manchester United vs Liverpool is one of the biggest games in the world and even though it’s early in the season there is so much pressure on both teams.

What an occasion this should be at Old Trafford.


After losing their first two games of the Premier League season, and under new boss Erik ten Hag, there is serious discontent amongst Manchester United fans. Protests are expected around Manchester on Monday against club ownership and United have never lost their first three games of a Premier League season.

Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool are barely flying as they drew at Fulham and at home to Crystal Palace to open their season. The Reds won 5-0 at United last season and would love to throw their bitter rivals further into turmoil with another resounding win.

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Here’s everything you need to know ahead of this massive clash between Manchester United and Liverpool.

How to watch Manchester United vs Liverpool live, stream link and start time

Kick-off: 3 p.m. ET
TV channel: Peacock
Online: broadcast via Peacock bounty
Analysis: Joe Prince-Wright on hand at Old Trafford for minute-by-minute coverage

Key scenarios

United are still reeling from their shocking 4-0 loss at Brentford as Erik ten Hag’s side trailed 4-0 after 35 minutes and caused so many of their own problems with huge mistakes and play naive in defense. After losing at home to Brighton, discontent is growing among the fans, as Cristiano Ronaldo continues to stir the pot as he says he will make an announcement in two weeks over speculation over his future at the club. Even though United have agreed to sign Brazilian midfielder Casemiro from Real Madrid (a huge improvement on their current options), a dark cloud still hangs over Old Trafford. Only a shock win against Liverpool would lift him and it would only be momentarily as Erik ten Hag has to usher in a new style of playing with a group of players who are seriously lacking in confidence.

As for Liverpool, they have hardly had a good start to the season. Klopp’s side looked vulnerable defensively and Darwin Nunez was sent off for headbutting Joachim Andersen as he turned at Anfield against Crystal Palace. Injuries have also piled up as Klopp has few options in defense and midfield at the start of the season. That said, Liverpool still look very dangerous in attack and Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Luis Diaz will be licking their chops at the prospect of taking on that beleaguered Manchester United defence. Liverpool have never won three consecutive league games at Manchester United, while Salah has scored eight goals in his last four games against United in all competitions.

In-form players to watch

For United, there are no fit players. Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford did their best to get United into attack but spent most of the first two games of the season defending. Christian Eriksen has really struggled in a deeper midfield role at Brentford, but perhaps the arrival of Casemiro (he won’t be available for this game) will give United some extra defensive solidity and Eriksen will thrive at its ratings. At the back, Harry Maguire and Lisandro Martinez continue to struggle, while David de Gea had a nightmare at Brentford last time out.

Liverpool’s Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah both looked lively at the start of the season, but Virgil van Dijk and Alisson looked a bit shaky amid some defensive struggles. Nat Phillips was taken badly against Crystal Palace and it’s likely that Joe Gomez will come into central defence.

Manchester United squad news, injuries, line-up options

Victor Lindelof and Facuno Pellistri are both out, while Anthony Martial is back in training and could play a role. Martial’s return is a big boost for United as he was flying in pre-season in a fluid front three. It will be interesting to see if Raphael Varane, Tyrell Malacia and Scott McTominay all start after coming on at half-time at Brentford.

Liverpool squad news, injuries, line-up options

Liverpool have a long injury list as Diogo Jota, Kostas Tsimikas, Ibrahima Konate, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Curtis Jones, Joel Matip, Thiago Alcantara, Caoimhin Kelleher and Calvin Ramsay are all out. Klopp is likely to launch Firmino, Diaz and Salah in attack as the former has just returned from a muscle injury. In midfield he will likely go with Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and James Milner.

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