The whole world is waiting for this Sunday’s derby. Another thing is that both teams approaching to this match in different positions in the EPL standings. But that shouldn’t make smaller the significance of this principle game. The home team has one of the worst starts in their history. Liverpool has not won a single game in the Premier League this season and currently goes on the seventeenth position with two points from four rounds. Rogers’ team is still trying to find their game. So, The Reds will try to take their first three points and to beat their most principal opponent.
The Reds won a European League match against Young Boys with the score 5-3 this Thursday. Brendan Rodgers’ boys welcome their bitter rivals to Anfield.
Liverpool is going to make just one change from the draw-match at Sunderland last round, with Jose Enrique returning to the start squad in the place of Martin Kelly.
Borini and Sterling, both substitutes in the 5-3 wining-match against Young Boys, should come back into the starting line-up and provide support for Luis Suarez.
Joe Cole has hamstring injury and Lucas still can’t recuperate from thigh harm.
Manchester United comes in other form to this match. MU is on the second line and has 9 points in four games. The Red Devils new striker Robbin van Persie is in great form. So, the former Arsenal’s player can become a history for Manchester’s grand.
Wayne Rooney and Ashley Young are still out off the game. Rooney may return next week, but the ex-Aston Villa player is still three weeks away from his comeback. So Robin van Persie will lead the attack line, with support from Kagawa.
Also, Alexander Buttner may save his place in the start squad after a goal scoring act against Wigan last week.
Liverpool line-up: Reina, G. Johnson, Agger, Skrtel, Enrique, Allen, Gerrard, Shelvey, Borini, Suarez, Sterling.
Last three games:
BSC Young Boys 3 – Liverpool 5;
Sunderland 1 – Liverpool 1;
Liverpool 0 – Arsenal 2.
Man Utd line-up: De Gea, Rafael, Ferdinand, Vidic, Buttner, Carrick, Scholes, Valencia, Kagawa, Nani, Van Persie.
Last three games:
Man Utd. 1 – Galatasaray 0;
Man Utd. 4 – Wigan Athletic 0;
Southampton 2 – Man Utd. 3.