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Liverpool vs Man Utd Preview, Team News, Likely Line-Ups & Predicted Score

Liverpool welcome champions Manchester United to Anfield on Sunday afternoon looking to maintain their 100% start to the season. Here’s a preview for the game.

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Liverpool welcome champions Manchester United to Anfield on Sunday afternoon looking to maintain their 100% start to the new season.

The Reds have recorded successive 1-0 victories over Stoke City and Aston Villa in the league but they were taken to extra time by Notts County in the League Cup on Tuesday, eventually progressing to the third round after a 4-2 win.

The game will mark 100 years since the birth of legendary Liverpool boss Bill Shankly and no doubt the Reds will be desperate to get one over their fierce rivals on such an occasion.

United arrive off the back of a 0-0 draw with Chelsea at Old Trafford on Monday and new boss David Moyes will take charge of his first match against Liverpool as United manager having never won at Anfield during his time at Everton, so he’ll be looking to put that right on Sunday.

Team News

Liverpool are sweating over the fitness of defender Kolo Toure after he picked up a groin injury during Tuesday’s win over Notts County. The injury isn’t as bad as first feared and boss Brendan Rodgers is hopeful the experienced defender will pass a late fitness test. Martin Skrtel is on stand-by to fill in after recovering from a knee injury.

Aly Cissokho and Jose Allen are certain to miss out after picking up injuries in midweek, and Luis Suarez continues to serve his 10-match ban meaning the in-form Daniel Sturridge will continue to lead the attack.

Manchester United have a major doubt over Wayne Rooney after he injured his head in training. The striker put in an excellent display against Chelsea on Monday so Moyes will give him every chance to prove his fitness.

Phil Jones is expected to play despite picking up a minor back injury last week. Moyes has no other injury concerns to worry about with Rafael the only long-term absentee.

Likely Line-Ups

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Predicted Score

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