Jurgen Klopp’s side have shattered records galore while building a 14-point lead at the highest of the table.Football fans are naturally superstitious but funny things can happen when your team is on an extended unbeaten run.
Arsenal supporters will remember the “this is that the day we are getting to lose” mentality within the latter stages of the record 49-game streak in 2003-04.
It might be a difficult looking road game , or perhaps an early kick-off,
but usually it might just be against a bitter rival who you knew would enjoy ending your run quite anybody else.
So it’s entirely natural that Liverpool – unbeaten this season, unbeaten in 38 league matches
and unbeaten within the league at Anfield since April 2017 – seem to be entertaining the very fact they’re going to lose to Manchester United on Sunday.
United are the sole side to require points off the League leaders this term, with Adam Lallana rescuing some extent at Old Trafford back in October.
Liverpool have won every game since then and with a 13-point lead over second-place Manchester City their 30-year await the title is about to finish .
As for United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows a win will send the Red Devils within two points of the highest four
after Chelsea’s shock loss at Newcastle – and with Tottenham and Arsenal drawing, United look best-placed to push for Champions League football.
Manchester United vs Burnley Team News
Liverpool are expected to welcome Fabinho and Joel Matip back to their squad for this match,
although both could also be introduced from the bench considering their lack of football recently.
Fabinho has been sidelined since the top of November thanks to an ankle problem,
while the reverse fixture against United is Matip’s only appearance since September having been battling a knee injury.
The match comes just timely for Dejan Lovren, while Naby Keita, James Milner and Nathaniel Clyne remain sidelined,
but the starting XI might be unchanged from last weekend’s convert Tottenham.
Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah have managed just one goal between them in 18 combined meetings with United,
the latter failing to attain or assist a goal in any of his four previous games against Liverpool’s biggest rivals.
United’s front three have actually scored more goals than Liverpool’s this season,
although Rashford, who has provided 19 of the trio’s 39, could miss the sport with a lower back injury.
Should Rashford come short then he will undoubtedly be an enormous loss to the visitors as he has scored the opening goal in six Premier League games this season
while only Salah has scored more winning goals within the top flight this term.
All of United’s last 15 league goals are scored by either Rashford, Mason Greenwood or Anthony Martial,
and therefore the latter especially may have to continue his improved form having been directly involved in 14 goals across all competitions this season.
Solskjaer remains without midfield duo Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay,
while Luke Shaw would require a late fitness test and Eric Bailly and Timothy Fosu-Mensah are unlikely to be included as they work their way back to fitness following lengthy injury absences.
Manchester United vs Burnley Line Up
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Man Utd possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Williams; Fred, Matic; Mata, Pereira, Rashford; Martial
Manchester United vs Burnley Head to head
Liverpool have won only one of their last 11 Premier League games against United,
although that did are available the reverse fixture last season when Xherdan Shaqiri’s brace fired the hosts to victory at Anfield.
United are now winless in their last four visits to Anfield altogether competitions since a 1-0 win in January 2016.
The Red Devils have only won one among the nine clashes across all competitions since then,
but they need also inflicted 28 Premier League defeats on Liverpool.
How to watch Manchester United vs Burnley
TV channel: The match will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Premier League and Main Event channels,
and is available via Now TV with a day pass for £9.99.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app,
with a mobile month pass available for £5.99.
Manchester United vs Burnley
8:15pm Wednesday 22nd January