Our prediction for this Premier League match:
All eyes will be on Old Trafford when Manchester United and Liverpool square off against each other in what used to be a big Premier League derby. Nowadays Liverpool are a much better side than Man Utd, who continue to struggle in the new domestic campaign. Following a 2-1 loss to Brighton in their opener, the Red Devils suffered an embarrassing 4-0 loss to Brentford at the weekend, and given the current situation in the dressing room, home win should not be considered. Raphael Varane is pushing for a start, while both Victor Lindelof and Anthony Martial continue to miss out with injuries.
Jurgen Klopp’s men, on the other hand, are desperate to record their first win of the season after dropping four points in total in back-to-back draws with Fulham (2-2) and Crystal Palace (1-1). Since Liverpool outclassed Man Utd 5-0 in their last meeting at the Theatre of Dreams, we do not believe that the Reds will have a better chance than this to get back on course. Summer signing Darwin Nunez is banned for the match, while all Thiago, Konate, Matip, and Diogo Jota are out of contention with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Cristiano Ronaldo):
Cristiano Ronaldo is considered one of the world’s best football players. The Portuguese ace was born on 5 February, 1985 in Funchal, Madeira and he played for the likes of Andorinha, Nacional and Sporting during his youth career. CR7 made his Sporting debut in Primeira Liga on 7 October, 2002, scoring two goals in a 3-0 win over Moreirense.
Manchester United scouts spotted him and one year later he joined the Old Trafford outfit. Ronaldo became the most expensive teenager in the history of the Premier League and he received the number 7 shirt. He quickly established himself as the team’s key player and it has to be noted that he won three consecutive Premier League trophies with the Red Devils (2006/2007, 2007/2008, 2008/2009). In 2008 he helped the Old Trafford outfit beat Chelsea in the Champions League final, scoring for Alex Ferguson’s troops in the regular time.
Ronaldo joined Real Madrid in 2009 and he helped the Spanish giants with two Champions League trophies. In 2016 he won the European Championship trophy with Portugal. The Real Madrid ace has two Golden Ball awards (2013, 2014).
Highlighted Team (Liverpool):
Founded back in 1892, Liverpool are one of England’s and world’s most famous clubs. The Reds hold a high-profile rivalry with Everton and there have always been fireworks when the two teams take on each other in the Merseyside derby.
The Reds welcome their opponents at Anfield and it has to be noted that they have already won 18 first division trophies. Liverpool were on the verge of lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, but Steven Gerrard slipped in the decider against Chelsea and left the Reds without a title.
Liverpool won one of their last Champions League trophy's in 2005, with the team coming from three goals behind to beat Milan in a historic clash in Istanbul. The Reds have clinched six European Cups and it is no surprise they are regarded as one of the greatest European clubs.
The likes of Steven Gerrard, Robbie Fowler, Paul Ince, Ian Rush, Graeme Souness, Sami Hyypia and Luis Suarez are some of the most notable footballers to have represented the club over the years. The club’s anthem is You’ll Never Walk Alone and their shirt colour is red.