Manchester United have won six of their last eight Premier League games against Liverpool going into Sunday’s latest encounter at Anfield.
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is nearing a return from his hamstring injury but will not feature on Sunday, with none of the Reds’ other absentees even close to a comeback.
Manchester United, meanwhile, are likely to again be without Bastian Schweinsteiger, who has a knee injury, while Phil Jones remains doubtful with an ankle injury. Michael Carrick could return, however.
Kick-off at Anfield on Sunday is at 2.05pm.
- Manchester United have won six of their last eight Premier League meetings with Liverpool (L2) and two of the last four at Anfield (W2 D1 L1).
- Manchester United scored with all three of their shots on target in the reverse fixture played at Old Trafford against Liverpool.
- Only Everton v Liverpool (20) has seen more red cards than this fixture in Premier League history (16).
- Juan Mata has scored three goals and assisted four more in his last six Premier League appearances against Liverpool.
- Christian Benteke has scored in his last three Premier League appearances against Manchester United but has lost two and drawn one of these three games.
- Only Liverpool v Tottenham (19) has seen more penalties awarded in Premier League history than this fixture (18).
- Louis van Gaal inflicted Klopp’s biggest defeat as Dortmund manager in September 2009 when his Bayern side won 5-1 away at Signal Iduna Park.
- Liverpool have lost 11 times at home to Manchester United, more defeats than against any other visitor in the Premier League era.
- Wayne Rooney will be looking to score in four successive games for Manchester United for the first time since March 2012.
- Rooney (175 goals for Man Utd) is now level with Thierry Henry (175 for Arsenal) for the most goals for a single club in Premier League history.