Manchester United and Liverpool will renew their rivalry when the two teams face each other in the third week of the 2022-2023 Premier League at Old Trafford, Tuesday (23/8/2022) early morning WIB / Photo: Manutd
In this match IN hope to forget their woes in the opening two Premier League games. Erik ten Hag’s club had even been at the bottom of the standings, before being replaced by West Ham United, last weekend.
Of course this is not an easy thing to do IN win in front of his supporters. Especially when referring to the match record where the Red Devils have only won once from their last 12 matches in the Premier League against Liverpool (D6, L5).
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To avoid three consecutive defeats, Erik Ten Hag is likely to rotate players following a poor result in the last match against Brentford. David de Gea, who was in poor form in the previous game, will have to put that performance aside and improve if United are to have any chance of picking up points.
At the back, Erik Ten Hag will have to consider making changes if they don’t want to concede more goals against Liverpool. Raphael Varane could be a starter alongside Lisandro Martinez.
While the midfield, which tends to cause a lot of problems, Erik Ten Hag has to think about. With Casemiro yet to arrive, Fred can resume his starting role. Bruno Fernandes can take his role to tear down Liverpool’s defense.
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Cristiano Ronaldo could again find himself leading the front lines of Manchester United. Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford are likely to be given other opportunities on the flanks, although Anthony Elanga could be an option as well.
“Against anyone you want to win but against Liverpool and Manchester City you want to prove why you play for Manchester United. Winning against Liverpool is the same feeling as when I was a kid,” said Rashford.
In the Liverpool camp, the visitors are in serious trouble. Noted, there are nine players who had to pull out of this match due to injury.
But Jurgen Klopp has received good news from Roberto Firmino, with the Brazil forward able to feature after suffering fitness problems. He could feature in this match alongside Mohamed Salah and Luis Diaz.