Liverpool v Manchester United team news & stats

Date published: Friday 15th January 2016 2:39

Juan Mata: Manchester United midfielder fares well against Liverpool

Juan Mata: Manchester United midfielder fares well against Liverpool

Manchester United have won six of their last eight Premier League games against Liverpool going into Sunday’s latest encounter at Anfield.

Team news

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.

Opta stats

  • 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.

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