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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Axel Tuazebe| Picture: Premier League Twitter

Premier League table-toppers Liverpool head to Old Trafford on Sunday to face Manchester United and rarely have been favourites heading into the tie.

The Reds have won just 5 times at the Theatre of Dreams since the start of the Premier League era while United have 16 wins to their name.

However, with eight wins from eight, Jurgen Klopp’s men have the odds in their favour.

United, who scored just once in the whole of September, is in serious trouble with just two wins from eight Premier League fixtures, so far.

On Matchday 7, Liverpool edged high-flyers Leicester City 2-1 while United suffered a 0-1 defeat against Newcastle United.

United will be without the likes of Paul Pogba and goalkeeper David De Gea, who picked up a groin injury during Spain’s 1-1 draw in Sweden.

Sergio Romero is expected to start on Sunday.

However, the Red Devils will be boosted with Martial, Luke Shaw and Wan Bissaka regaining full-fitness.

With 24 points on the board, Liverpool holds an eight-point lead over second-placed Manchester City, who surprisingly lost 2-0 to Wolves at home.

Adama Traore netted a brace to hand City their second defeat of the season, after a 2-3 defeat at the hands of Norwich in September.

Pep Guardiola’s City now faces a tricky test at Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace, who could overtake the Champions with a win on Saturday.

Man City, champions for the past two seasons, cannot afford to slip as it will open up an 11 points gap over leaders if Liverpool beats United.

Leicester, 4th, entertain Burnley at the King Power while Arsenal, 3rd, will head to Bramall Lane to face Sheffield United.

Other Premier League Fixtures:

Everton vs West Ham, Goodison Park

Aston Villa vs Brighton, Villa Park

Tottenham Hotspur vs Watford, New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Wolves vs Southampton, Molineux

Bournemouth vs Norwich City, Vitality Stadium

 

 

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