Manchester United is not giving up and trying to cancel deficit of two goals in the first match of “optimal” with Liverpool, who triumphed 2-0 on their own arena (Sturridge 20 penalty Firmino 73). But it does not cross an extraordinary moment: never won 3 matches, with two failures at zero and 1-1. However, the other 5 games has not lost at home (4 wins) at a Southampton 0-1 in the only defeat on “Old Trafford” 9 visits received here.
Liverpool traveled to Manchester distance from the position of a team of seven undefeated dispute (two draws, five successes the previous three consecutive), three of which are on foreign land. Students of German Jurgen Klopp gave up twice in the last eight shifts, six to a goal scored.
United has not hindered at all at home in the current campaign mainland nor Champions (3 triumphs, a null) nor the Europa League, 5-1 Midtjylland in “16” -I. On the other side, invincible in the EL, Liverpool returned to “out” with 3 draws and a win, with only two goals and one took the data. Defense did not give in at all three previous trips.
The triumph of the tour was the first of Liverpool after four consecutive successes achieved by Manchester United in direct duels. Previous triumph of “cormorant” was on “Old Trafford”, 3-0 March 2014 in the Premier League. All-time, were 168 previous balance 68-44-56, 230-208 goal difference.
The two English teams no longer înfruntaseră so far in continental cups. But in Europe they had to deal with another rival in their country. In these disputes, United won all three clashes own arena, while Liverpool has not won in any of the 8 visits made (four draws, four failures). “Devils” are undefeated at home for 10 matches in European competitions (8 triumphs).
Each camp has players with medical problems. In this situation are Rooney, Phil Jones, Ashley Young, Love, W. Keane, one hand and on the other – Rossiter, Lucas Leiva, Joe Gomez, Ings.