Manchester United v Liverpool: Premier League – Live! | Eredivisie

Key events

Jurgen Klopp in conversation with Sky Sports. “[The injury-dispensing witch at the training ground] is not completely gone, because Naby Keita is out. But I really like the team that we could put together today, and we have some good options to change. The rest is very exciting and young, but it’s the situation, it’s all good, we’re in good shape.”

Manchester United made four changes to the squad that was routed to Brentford nine days ago nine days ago. Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Fred are all on the bench, while Anthony Elanga, Raphael Varane, Tyrell Malacia and Scott McTominay take their places.

Liverpool made three changes to the team that was held at Anfield by Crystal Palace last week. Darwin Nunez has been suspended after putting the head on Joachim Andersen, so Roberto Firmino comes in. Jordan Henderson and Joe Gomez replace Fabinho and Nat Phillips.

The teams

Manchester United: de Gea, Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia, Eriksen, McTominay, Elanga, Bruno Fernandes, Sancho, Rashford.
Subtitles: Maguire, Ronaldo, Martial, Fred, Heaton, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, van de Beek, Garnacho.

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson, Milner, Henderson, Elliott, Salah, Firmino, Diaz.
Subs: Fabinho, Adrian, Tsimikas, Carvalho, Clark, Bajcetic, Phillips, van den Berg, Davies.

Referee: Michael Oliver (Northland).

Casemir at home. The United hierarchy may be hoping that the unveiling of their new £350,000-a-week star midfielder tonight will narrow the lead a bit. Good luck with that.

He is here!
He is here! Photo: Phil Noble/Reuters

Some more background on why the Manchester United fans are mutiny. Here’s our man David Conn writing last year, in the wake of an earlier protest that led to the postponement of this match…

…and a deep dive into the financial machinations of the always excellent Swiss Ramble blog.

After Manchester United’s terrible start to the season, the focus is back on the Glazers. This thread looks at some of the reasons the club’s fans may not be happy with their owners – from a financial perspective #MUFC

— Swiss Ramble (@SwissRamble) August 16, 2022

United fans against Glazers. A video explanation courtesy of Jamie Jackson.

Managers, players or the Glazers: what’s the problem at Manchester United? – video

Preamble

Some big clashes tonight in Manchester. First up is the Manchester United fanbase looking to the Glazers. Wine for the troops, they march at 7pm BST.

Read our plans for Liverpool at home. Also on our website.

Share, retweet and send the message to all Reds!

It’s up to all fans to let these owners know it’s time to go!

Some things are worth fighting for…

The 1958 pic.twitter.com/dBDxOLwiJQ

— The 1958 (@The__1958) August 16, 2022

Later, the Manchester United football team welcomes Liverpool. It’s a game that never requires hype, even if it often falls short of expectations – hey, we’re not writing these rules – but given Liverpool’s slow start, United’s dismal start, last year’s 0-5 score season, the 4-0 friendly win last month, the potential reveal of Casemiro and the generally revolutionary mood around Old Trafford, this could somehow be a night to remember. The kick-off is at 8 p.m. It’s going on in so many different ways.


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