Daniel Sturridge has been in good goalscoring form. Image courtesy of sportinglife.co.uk
After a dreadful start to last season, Liverpool has hit the ground running this campaign with back-to-back 1-0 victories against Stoke City and Aston Villa thanks to goals from Daniel Sturridge on both occasions . Admittedly, it has been a relatively soft start to the season, but after a baptism of fire in his first year in charge of the Reds, Brendan Rogers will be well pleased with six points in the bag already. A relatively strong line-up struggled to deal with Notts County in the Capital One Cup midweek, giving up a 2-0 halftime lead as the League One side forced in the game in to extra time. Liverpool eventually prevailed 4-2 after the added half-hour.
Manchester United opened its campaign with a handy 4-1 disposal of Swansea at Liberty Stadium, but all eyes were on Old Trafford earlier this week as Jose Mourinho and Chelsea paid a visit. Despite a history of high-scoring encounters, neither team really cut loose as the sides played out an uneventful scoreless draw. Wayne Rooney appears set to stay at the club for the meantime, with the England forward admitting he won’t get a transfer until the next window opens.
United travels to Anfield having not lost an away match in the Premier League since their shock defeat at Carrow Road against Norwich City last December. The last three times these teams have met, United has come away with the three points courtesy of 2-1 wins. Anfield hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for the Red Devils of late, though, as Liverpool has won three and drawn one of the past five at the famous ground.
In nine of the last ten EPL clashes between these sides, both teams have found the back of the net . Liverpool’s defence was rock solid towards the end of last season keeping clean sheets in five of its last seven games at home .
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