Liverpool vs Manchester united preview 14th October 2017

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  • Liverpool are winless in six Premier League games against Manchester United (D2 L4), their worst run since an eight-match winless run against the Red Devils between 2004 and 2008.
  • Manchester United have won three of their last five Premier League visits to Anfield (W3 D1 L1) and have kept clean sheets in their last two games there.
  • Liverpool have won just one of their last eight matches against Manchester United in all competitions (W1 D3 L4) – winning 2-0 in the Europa League in 2015-16.
  • Manchester United have kept 17 clean sheets in the Premier League in 2017, three more than any other side. Jose Mourinho’s side have recorded a shutout in eight of their last nine league games, shipping just two goals in the process (vs Stoke).
  • Jurgen Klopp has lost just one of his seven meetings with Jose Mourinho as a manager in all competitions (W3 D3 L1).
  • Since Jose Mourinho took charge of Manchester United ahead of 2016-17; these two clubs have won the exact same number of points in the Premier League (88). Liverpool have scored 16 more goals (91 v 75) but have conceded 23 more (54 v 31).
  • Jose Mourinho won eight of his first 10 Premier League meetings with Liverpool (D1 L1) between October 2004 and November 2014 but since then he has failed to win any of his four games against them (D3 L1).
  • Liverpool currently have 12 points from seven games this season. If they lose this game, they will have the same number of points as they did from eight games in 2015-16 (12), which saw Brendan Rodgers sacked from his position as Liverpool manager.
  • If Manchester United win this game, it’ll be their best ever points tally after eight games of a Premier League season (22), following 20-point hauls in both 2011-12 and 1999-00.
  • Romelu Lukaku became the second player to score seven goals in his first seven Premier League appearances for Man Utd after Andrew Cole. No player has scored eight goals in their first eight Premier League appearances for the club.
  • Lukaku scored four goals in his first four Premier League games versus Liverpool but has since netted just once in his last seven. Indeed, Lukaku has failed to land a shot on target in five of those seven games.
  • Marcus Rashford has been directly involved in nine goals in his last 10 competitive games for Man Utd (five goals, four assists), this after having a hand in just two goals in his previous 10 apps (one goal, one assist).


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Former Borussia Dortmund, Jurgen Klopp has admitted he was fearing the worst when a bomb blast hit Borussia Dortmund bus on Tuesday night.

“I don’t think what I say is too important. Everybody can imagine it was a difficult moment for me because I don’t know how often I was in the team hotel with Dortmund,” Klopp said.

“I know exactly the road. A lot of my friends were in the bus. I was on the way home from Melwood and Matt called me and told me something happened.

“I was really concerned, scared for them. In the first moment it was a bit of relief, then you hear the more information you get the more serious it got.

“I had contact with people but I didn’t want to bother them with my silly questions. I was waiting with the rest of the world. The lats thing I thought about was the game.”ertwrwewer



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Predicted West Brom Starting Lineup (4-2-3-1): Foster; Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Nyom; Livermore, Fletcher; Phillips, Morrison, Brunt; Rondon

Liverpool will be without Henderson, Lallana, Mane, Ings and Ejaria.

Predicted Liverpool Starting Lineup (4-3-3): Mignolet; Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Milner; Can, Wijnaldum, Lucas; Coutinho, Sturridge, Firmino



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Match Facts

  • The Reds are looking for their first Premier League victory at the Hawthorns since October 2011, where they picked up a 2-0 win under Kenny Dalglish (D3 L1 since).
  • Three of West Brom’s four goals against Liverpool under Tony Pulis have been scored by defenders (Craig Dawson, Jonas Olsson and Gareth McAuley).
  • After keeping 10 clean sheets in their first 11 Premier League games against West Brom, Liverpool have since kept just one in 10 league meetings since then.
  • West Bromwich Albion have scored the most goals corners (14) and no side have scored more headed goals (14) than the Baggies this season in the Premier League.
  • WBA average the fewest successful passes per game in the Premier League this season (218); an average that is less than half of Liverpool’s (477 per game – the second best average).
  • The Baggies have averaged the lowest ball possession figure in the Premier League this season (36.5%) – a category they were also bottom of in 2015-16 (39.4%).
  • Philippe Coutinho has now scored in three successive Premier League appearances but he’s never netted in four appearances in a row in the competition.
  • Tony Pulis’s side have failed to score in five of their last six Premier League matches and have secured just four points in this run (W1 D1 L4).
  • Since Jurgen Klopp first took charge in October 2015, Liverpool’s Premier League matches have produced the most goals (203) and have seen the highest average of goals per game (3.3).

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Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Manchester United will be without five first-team players for their trip to the stadium of light.

“Wayne Rooney is not available and Ashley Young is injured,” confirmed Mourinho, when speaking at his pre-match press conference in Manchester.

“no more news, because Mata, Smalling and Jones you already know that we are speaking about old injuries.”

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Jose Mourinho has also been very disappointed with the efficiency of his strikers in-front of goal, claiming that Chicharito would have easily scored 20+ goals.


“We have some players that are not really in love with the ball, you know,” said the boss. “They are good players and they are creative players. They can create but, naturally, they are not the kind of guy that is a killer.”

“I give you a simple example: in the way we play at Old Trafford, in the way we dominate opponents, in the way we play in their box, I think Chicharito would have 20 goals easily, even coming from the bench for the last 10 or 20 minutes. He’d have 20 goals.”

“He’s a guy that, naturally, when the ball rebounds here or there, boom, goal. The goalkeeper saves, he goes there – tap-in, goal. A cross is coming, he anticipates at the first post – header, goal. And not even coming from the bench, we have this kind of player that scores 10 or 15 goals and gives you 10 or 15 more points. We play well most of the time – not always, obviously – we create but don’t score enough goals for the way we play.”

“I cannot buy a striker more experienced than Zlatan, right?” he replied. “We have Marcus, we believe in Marcus, that’s no doubt. Are we going to buy a striker? Maybe.

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“I think Zlatan’s number of goals is a good number for every striker. I think all the others, and I’m not just speaking about the strikers but the attacking players. The attacking player with freedom has to always reach a certain number of goals that, added between them, gives a lot of victories and points. No-one reached that target.

“One thing’s for sure, Marcus is having amazing experience on the pitch this season, playing in every competition – Europe, the Premier League, the cups, Wembley, finals. He’s having an amazing experience which, after the hurricane that he was last season when he arrived, it’s giving him a hell of an experience.

“He’s such a good boy and such a good professional, I think this is a fantastic learning experience for him. Even with not scoring goals, next season he will. Next season will be a good season for him.”

Match Facts


  • Sunderland have lost 22 times against Manchester United in the Premier League – against no side have they suffered more Premier League defeats (also 22 against Chelsea).
  • Manchester United haven’t won any of their last three games at the Stadium of Light in all competitions (D1 L2), this after an unbeaten run of 11 matches there.
  • David Moyes will be the fifth different Sunderland manager to host Manchester United across the last five seasons (Martin O’Neill, Kevin Ball as caretaker, Gus Poyet and Sam Allardyce).
  • Jermain Defoe has failed to score in his last six Premier League games against Manchester United, since netting against them for Spurs in March 2012.
  • Sunderland are winless in their last six Premier League games on home soil, failing to score in the last four. They last went seven in a row without victory at home in January 2015.
  • The Black Cats haven’t failed to score in five consecutive home league games since a run of six in May 1985 in the top-flight, where they were eventually relegated.
  • Manchester United have won six and lost none of their last eight Premier League matches away from home; their longest unbeaten away run since August 2013 (13 games).
  • The Red Devils have scored exactly three goals in each of their last two PL away games; they last scored three or more goals in three consecutive matches in November 2012.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored eight goals in his last seven Premier League matches away from home for Manchester United.
  • Eight of Sunderland’s 14 Premier League goals at the Stadium of Light this season have been scored by Jermain Defoe (57%).
  • Manchester United are currently on a 20-game unbeaten run in the Premier League (W10 D10 L0). Of the 16 occasions a team has gone on a 20+ unbeaten run in the competition, this is the run with the lowest points per game average (2.0) and win ratio (50%).
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Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte: “It’s normal that with 27 points available anything can happen in the league, but we are in a really good position.

“We haven’t had many days to prepare for this game but it’s the same for Man City. These teams have a clear identity.

“It won’t be easy because they are a very good team.”

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola: “Chelsea will be a big game and especially a big game away, it is important to learn from these kinds of games for the future.

“They play less games, they have more time to prepare. But Chelsea will be in Europe next year and they have the quality to compete. Chelsea deserve to be where they are, they have won a lot of games and deserve their position.”




  • Manchester City won 3-0 at Stamford Bridge last April, claiming their biggest victory away to Chelsea since 1978, when Ron Futcher scored a hat-trick in a 4-1 win.
  • However, it was only City’s second win in 19 league and cup games away to Chelsea (D5, L12).
  • After winning eight Premier League games in a row against Manchester City between 2005 and 2009, Chelsea have won just five of their last 15 against them in the top flight (D3, L7).
  • There have been four red cards in the last five league meetings between these sides, with three being shown to City players.


  • Chelsea haven’t lost back-to-back Premier League games at Stamford Bridge since November 2011, when Andre Villas-Boas’ side were defeated by Arsenal and then Liverpool.
  • The Blues have kept just two clean sheets in their last 11 league games – having recorded 10 shut-outs in the previous 12 matches.
  • Chelsea have scored in 24 of their 25 Premier League home matches since Jose Mourinho left in 2015. The only exception in that run was the 3-0 defeat against Manchester City 12 months ago.
  • All five of Chelsea’s league and cup defeats this season have come in London.
  • Antonio Conte hasn’t lost consecutive home league games as a head coach since November 2009, when his Atalanta side were beaten by Juventus and then Roma.
  • Diego Costa’s next Premier League goal will be his 50th in the competition.


Manchester City

  • City are unbeaten in eight league games, their longest such run under Pep Guardiola – although half of those matches have been draws.
  • They could draw four consecutive league games for the first time since a run of seven straight draws in 2009.
  • A Guardiola-managed side has never previously lost both league games against the same opponent in a single season.
  • Guardiola could suffer six league defeats in a single season for the first time in his managerial career.
  • Kevin de Bruyne has assisted 13 goals for City in all competitions this season, one more than he managed last term.
  • Sergio Aguero has four goals in his last three league appearances against Chelsea, including a hat-trick at Stamford Bridge last season, although he was sent off when the sides met in December.
  • Of Aguero’s 14 Premier League goals this season, 10 have come away from home.


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Liverpool will be without forward Sadio Mane who will miss the game with a knee injury.

Bournemouth midfielder Andrew Surman will also miss the match due to a knee injury, with Jack Wilshere coming back to the starting eleven, Bournemouth’s defender Tyrone Mings is still suspended from his clash with Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic.


What The Managers Said

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on Sadio Mane to injury: “Everyone would miss Sadio. Southampton probably still miss him, Red Bull Salzburg miss him.

“It is not about thinking ‘how can we play perfect football’, we need to get results and the first thing I will think about is how we can defend [against] Bournemouth, not how can we create 27 chances.

“If we are strong and perfectly organized in defense then Bournemouth cannot get confidence in the game.

“We don’t think what we miss, we only think what we can do to win this football game.”


Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe: “Liverpool will be a really tough test for us. We respect them and their manager. We’ve done okay at Anfield in recent games.

“The home game against Liverpool was arguably our standout game of the season so far, but it’s of no relevance now. This is a new game.

“We want to gather as many points as we can. The challenges in our next three games [Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham] are tough, but ones we have to relish.

“We’re in a good place at the moment. We’re also aware of how quickly things can change in football.”




  • Bournemouth’s 4-3 win against Liverpool in December is their only victory in 10 previous games against the Reds.
  • They have lost all four of their previous games at Anfield, conceding 10 times and scoring just twice.



  • Liverpool have won all four of their previous home meetings with Bournemouth in all competitions, scoring 10 goals and conceding twice.
  • Bournemouth won the reverse of this fixture 4-3 in December, despite trailing 1-3 going into the final 15 minutes.
  • All 11 goals in the three previous Premier League meetings between these sides have been scored by different players.
  • Philippe Coutinho has assisted six Premier League goals this season, his second best tally in a Premier League campaign (7 in 2013/14).
  • Liverpool have won four consecutive Premier League games at Anfield for the first time under Jurgen Klopp; they last won five in a row in April 2014 (a run of six wins under Brendan Rodgers).
  • Liverpool and Bournemouth have each scored seven goals from the penalty spot this season, the joint-most in the Premier League.
  • Liverpool have scored and conceded in 21 of their 30 Premier League games this season (70%); more often than any other side.
  • The Cherries are unbeaten in each of their last four matches in the Premier League (W2 D2), this after a run of four consecutive defeats.
  • Bournemouth have kept consecutive clean sheets in the Premier League; they’ve never recorded three shutouts in a row.
  • Liverpool’s last six defeats in the Premier League have all come against sides placed in the bottom half of the table (on the day of the match).




Possible Lineups

Ingolstadt possible line-up: Hansen – Matip, Tisserand, Bregerie – Hadergjonaj, Cohen, Morales, Suttner – Leckie, Lezcano, Kittel.

Absentees: Hartmann (thigh)

Coach: Maik Walpurgis

Mainz possible line-up: Lössl – Donati, Bell, Ramalho, Brosinski – Oztunali, Frei, Latza, de Blasis, Bojan, Cordoba.

Absentees: F Müller (adductor)

Coach: Martin Schmidt


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Team News

  • Ingolstadt will be missing Moritz Hartmann with Tobias Levels remaining doubtful
  • Mainz will be without Emil Berggreen who is yet to recover from his injury
  • Mainz’s Stefan Ball will return from his one match suspension to start at the back


Match Stats

  • Ingolstadt are already eight points from the relative safety of the play-off place – such a deficit has never previously been overturned with nine games remaining.
  • Mainz have lost seven of their last eight away games.
  • Ingolstadt are by far the weakest home team in the Bundesliga, taking just nine of a possible 36 points.
  • No player in either squad has more than four goals this campaign.
  • Ingolstadt are yet to celebrate three victories against one club in their short Bundesliga history. Mainz could be the first.
  • Die Schanzer scored their first-ever Bundesliga goal against the 05ers (1-0 at Mainz on Matchday 1 of 2015/16).
  • Mainz has lost 7 of their last 8 away matches
  • Ingolstadt last 3 matches against Mainz have been all under 2.5 Goals
  • Ingolstadt has conceded at least 2 goals in each of the last 3 home matches in the Bundesliga
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