Manchester United vs Liverpool – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction | EPL 2022-23

Premier League-Old Trafford Liverpool hat-trick scorer Mohamed Salah celebrates with the match ball
Premier League-Old Trafford Liverpool hat-trick scorer Mohamed Salah celebrates with the match ball

Manchester United will welcome Liverpool to Old Trafford this Monday as both sides battle for their first win of the season. 

Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester)

Key Statistics

Manchester United have lost their last four league games.

However, they have lost just one of their last nine home league games. 

The Red Devils have kept one clean sheet from their last six home games. 

Liverpool has kept one clean sheet from their last ten games.

The Reds have conceded first in their last six Premier League matches.

They have lost just once in their last 12 head-to-head meetings with Manchester United (W5, D6).

The Reds have scored 2+ goals in five of their last six away league games.

They are unbeaten in their last 21 Premier League games. 

Head to head

In 60 Premier League meetings between the pair, Manchester United have the advantage as they have won 28 times, while Liverpool has 18 wins. 

But the Reds have triumphed in recent meetings between the two teams, winning three of the last six meetings between both sides (D3).  

Latest performances in all competitions

Manchester United: L-L–D-L-D

Liverpool: D-D-L-W-L

Manchester United 

Manchester United will look to pick up their first points of the season this Monday when they welcome struggling Liverpool to Old Trafford.

The Red Devils’ disastrous start to the season continued last time out as they were beaten 4-0 by Brentford. In a game that saw them set all the wrong records, Erik ten Hag’s side conceded four times in the first half.

The result has left them sitting bottom of the table for the first time since the inaugural Premier League season. The loss also means that Erik ten Hag became the first United manager to start his tenure with two defeats in over a century.

And so they come into this tie with the risk of losing their first three league games of the season for only the fourth time in their illustrious history. For a club that prides itself as the biggest in England, they will be desperate to avoid such a record, as well as losing three consecutive home games against Liverpool.

Meanwhile, Ten Hag has strengthened his squad with the signing of Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro. The former Ajax coach will be hoping the Brazilian is ready in time to face Jurgen Klopp’s men as ten Hag plots to record a second win against a Liverpool team he defeated in pre-season. 

Possible Manchester United starting line-up

David de Gea; Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Scott McTominay, Fred; Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford; Cristiano Ronaldo.

Injured: Victor Lindelof, Brandon Williams  

Doubtful: Anthony Martial 

Suspended: None 


While Manchester United have struggled not to lose games, Liverpool have struggled to win games.

The Reds have been poor by their own standards this season, drawing two of their opening games and failing to keep a clean sheet in any of the games. 

For a side that was built on defensive resilience and the ability to win despite not playing so well, Klopp’s men have looked a shadow of themselves in recent times. 

After coming back from behind twice to salvage a point against Fulham in the opening weekend, Klopp’s men were again held to a draw in their second league game–this time against Crystal Palace in a game that saw record signing Darwin Nunez receive a red card for violent conduct.

With many of his players missing through injury, the red card to Nunez has dealt a huge blow to Klopp who will be desperate for a win to avoid getting left behind in the title race so early in the season.

Despite their struggles, Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 21 Premier League games. And so they will fancy their chances of getting a third league win at Old Trafford in as many games. 

Possible Liverpool starting line-up

Alisson Becker; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Fabinho, Naby Keita, Jordan Henderson; Luis Diaz, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino.

Injured: Thiago Alcantara, Curtis Jones, Ibrahima Konate, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Caoimhin Kelleher

Doubtful: Joel Matip, Diogo Jota

Suspended: Darwin Nunez


Manchester United 1-3 Liverpool