Liverpool and Manchester United will hope to bounceback from mid-week loses in European competitions when the two sides meet in Premier League action Sunday morning. Kickoff from Anfield in Liverpool is set for 11:30 a.m. ET and the match is airing on NBC. Liverpool are one point ahead of Arsenal heading into Sunday’s action, and will have an idea of where the Gunners are before they get going. Manchester United sit in seventh place, but can overtake Newcastle with a win.
Here’s what you need to know for the match, with odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Liverpool v. Manchester United
Date: Sunday, December 17
Time: 11:30 a.m. ET
TV channel: NBC, Telemundo
Livestream: Peacock, fuboTV
Manchester United: +750
Moneyline pick: Liverpool -320
Liverpool’s loss in the Europa League group stage to Union Saint Gilloise can be chalked up to not having their top squad in action. Liverpool already secured a spot in the knockout stage and could afford to rest players like Mo Salah and Virgil van Dijk, among others. Manchester United suffered a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to Bayern Munich in Champions League play, ending any chance the Red Devils had of qualifying for the knockout round.
The injury report is not great for either team. Liverpool could potentially see Joel Matip and Andy Robertson come back soon, but neither are expected to play in this match. Diogo Jota and Alexis Mac Allister are also set to be out. Lisandro Martinez, Casemiro, Mason Mount and Christian Eriksen remain out for Man United, with Harry Maguire and Anthony Martial also set to miss this contest. Luke Shaw is expected to be ready despite picking up an injury against Bayern Munich, and Marcus Rashford should also be available.
There’s a clear difference between these teams, with Liverpool entering Sunday’s contest having last lost a domestic match at the end of September. Man United, meanwhile, are one of two teams in the top 10 with a negative goal differential. The Red Devils aren’t at full strength either, so going into Anfield and coming away with any points is hard to envision. Back Jurgen Klopp’s side to grab all three points here and stay at the top of the table.