Manchester United and Liverpool are arguably the biggest rivalry in the English Premier League. It doesn’t get any bigger than this. And we will witness another chapter of this fierce rivalry on Sunday, when these two sides meet at Old Trafford. The Red Devils will try to establish themselves into the Top 4, while Jurgen Klopp’s men will aim to tighten their grip at the top of the standings.
Manchester United will be at home this Sunday, so it’s the perfect chance to look back and see what has happened in Liverpool’s last five competitive visits to Old Trafford in all competitions. For what is worth, United’s record against The Reds in that span reads W3, D2,. And for the betting fans out there: four games have seen both sides scoring, and three ended with over 2.5 goals scored.
14.12.2014 – Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool (Premier League)
The 2014-15 season didn’t have fond memories for neither Manchester United nor Liverpool. However, The Red Devils did come on top in The Reds’ visit to Old Trafford since they dominated the contest from start to finish on route to a comfortable 3-0 finish. Wayne Rooney opened the score and Juan Mata doubled the lead before the break, and Robin van Persie closed things out with a second-half strike. It was a convincing win for The Red Devils on a season where they ended in fourth place.
12.09.2015 – Manchester United 3-1 Liverpool (Premier League)
Arguably one of the tighest games in recent memory between these two sides – despite the score – United needed to wait until the second half to find the back of the net. Daley Blind opened the score four minutes after the break, and Ander Herrera doubled the lead after a penalty in the 70th minute. Christian Benteke pulled one back in the 84th, but Anthony Martial made it 3-1 two minutes later. It ended being a huge win for Manchester United, but it was harder than what the score revealed.
17.03.2016 – Manchester United 1-1 Liverpool (UEFA Europa League)
Out of these five fixtures, this is the only one that didn’t happen in the Premier League context. The Red Devils entered this game with their backs against the wall following a 0-2 loss in the first leg, but they couldn’t turn things around. A penalty kick from Anthony Martial in the first half pushed United upfront, but Philippe Coutinho equalised just before the break. The score wouldn’t suffer changes in the second half, and Liverpool would go through the next stage thanks to a 3-1 aggregate score.
15.01.2017 – Manchester United 1-1 Liverpool (Premier League)
James Milner opened the score for The Reds with a penalty in the first half, but they were not able to hold on to their lead. The entrance of Wayne Rooney in the second half lifted United, and in the end, the equaliser came close to the end when Zlatan Ibrahimovic found the back of the net in the 84th minute following a pass from Antonio Valencia. It’s worth mentioning that out of the four players mentioned in this paragraph, Milner is the only one expected to see the field this Sunday. Quite a change in a two-year period, huh?
10.03.2018 – Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool (Premier League)
Marcus Rashford was an absolute hero in this one for United. The youngster, who didn’t have the same ascendancy as he has now in the first team, came out of nowhere to bag a brace and lift The Red Devils towards a huge 2-1 win. He scored in the 14th and 24th minutes, giving United a lead they would never relinquish. An own goal from Eric Bailly in the second half tightened things up, but Manchester United held on and secured the three points. It would ended being a huge win, as United ended the season in second place behind Manchester City.