This weekend sees The Reds take on their arch rivals Manchester United. The two clubs’ fortunes couldn’t be more contrasting at the minute. Jürgen Klopp has taken his side to the pinnacle of world football, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hanging on by a thread. Here is our predicted Liverpool lineup to face Manchester United:

Sadio Mane starts in our predicted Liverpool lineup to face Manchester United.

Sadio Mane starts in our predicted Liverpool lineup to face Manchester United. (Photo by Jon Bromley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Goalkeeper – Alisson Becker

The Brazilian has kept six consecutive clean sheets in the Premier League, we don’t expect that run to end this weekend.

Right back – Trent Alexander-Arnold

The young Scouser was born for games like this, we can expect him to be flying into tackles.

Centre beck – Virgil van Dijk

Martin Keown has called him the best the country has seen, he will be out to reaffirm this backing on the weekend.

Centre back – Joe Gomez

The Englishman has reasserted himself as the Reds’ first choice partner for Virgil van Dijk – this will be another masterclass from the pairing.

Left back – Andy Robertson

The Scotsman has become our own junkyard dog, he has been inciting the anger of fans across the country with this aggressive challenges and winding up of his opponents – this weekend should see more Robbo antics.

Defensive midfield – Jordan Henderson


The skipper has been named England Player of the Year and this weekend will be yet another example of just why he deserved the title.

Centre midfield – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

The Ox regularly bags in big games, when space opens up we can expect him to pick up the ball and drive at goal in terrifying fashion.

Centre midfield – Gini Wijnaldum

The Dutchman got a bit careless towards the end of the game against Spurs, it would be a surprise to see any further lapses in concentration.

Right wing – Mo Salah

The Egyptian King was electric against Spurs, despite not scoring he was always alert and was a real handful for the defence. This United backline don’t have a chance.

Firmino role – Roberto Firmino

Bobby has been back to his goal scoring best in recent games, we can expect him to have a few more pops at the net this weekend.

Left wing – Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane is nailed on for the PFA Player of the Year award, another big game performance should further his credentials.

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