Rivalries don’t get much fiercer than Liverpool and Manchester United and we’ve got all the action from today’s game here on the FootballFanCast.com LIVE blog.
After a stuttering start to the campaign, Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool side will be hoping for their first win of the season, while Sir Alex Ferguson will do everything in his power to come away from the Anfield cauldron with all three points. This is Liverpool’s first home game since the Hillsborough report so it’s sure to be an afternoon filled with emotion both on and off the pitch.
Rodgers should welcome back Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez, Glen Johnson, Daniel Agger, Martin Skrtel, Joe Allen and Martin Kelly after resting his key men for their 5-3 Europa League win over Young Boys. Ferguson will be missing Ashley Young with knee cartilage trouble while Wayne Rooney is still recovering from a gashed thigh, despite reports that he could make a return earlier than expected.
Liverpool’s form has been patchy so far this season and the addition of Dutch hitman Robin van Persie to the United ranks has only served to push their title claims. However, United have failed to win in their last four Premier League visits to Anfield – losing three and drawing one – so there’s hope for a Liverpool side buoyed by 17-year-old Raheem Sterling who has impressed on first team duty.
Whatever the result, we’re in store for an afternoon of drama, goals and fantastic football played at breakneck speed – so catch all the action with FootballFanCast.com and get involved!