Both Manchester United and Liverpool are forced to watch Manchester City’s trophy lifting. Before it, Man U welcomes Liverpool to Old Trafford for Thursday’s rearranged encounter.
After the Red Devil lost to Leicester City, confirmed that Man City won the EPL. Man City is crowned as champion and United is now playing for the second position.
Also, Liverpool is fighting for their top four positions. They are now still out of the champions league. Liverpool needs a win desperately to secure their spot in the top four. Liverpool in their last match won by 2-0 which boost their confidence.
Man U was 14 games unbeaten in all competition. Their unbeaten run ended by Leicester City.
Manchester United will play against Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers in their final two premier league games.
Liverpool got their form back but it is not now only in their hands to secure the top 4. They have to watch others slip down in their final lap.
Manchester United and Liverpool Team News:
Manchester United cannot get the service of Harry Maguire. He suffered an ankle injury against Aston Villa. He will return for the Europa League later this month.
Harry Maguire enlisted his name with Daniel James, Phil Jones, and Anthony Martial. He is recovering well and expected to return before the season ends.
Solskjaer will make many changes in his team. Dean Henderson will start the match in place of David De Gea.
Victor Lindelof, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and Luke Shaw will be recalled to keep his defense strong. Fred and Scott McTominay will make a partnership against Liverpool.
A new-look attack should see Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, and Edinson Cavani all handed starting roles, especially seeing as Greenwood featured from the first whistle against Villa and Leicester.
At the same time, Liverpool’s injury list is huge. They will not get the service of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, and Jordan Henderson for a long time.
Also, Liverpool cannot get the service of James Milner and Ozan Kabak. They both are ruled out against the match of Southampton.
Nat Philips and Rhys Williams will continue in the defense of Klopp’s team. Also, Naby Keita can start the match.
The midfield trio should therefore remain unchanged, meaning that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – soon to become a father – will be restricted to another substitute outing.
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Bailly, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Rashford, Fernandes, Pogba; Cavani
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Williams, Robertson; Fabinho, Thiago, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane.