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Premier League Round 8
Sat 14 October 2017 12:30 View team сomparison
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Liverpool

Last updated: Sat 14 October 2017 06:11
In Brief

Just one win from four Premier League rounds in September. Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Lallana remain sidelined. Sadio Mane also missing. Dejan Lovren passed fit.

Looking Back

Liverpool started September on the wrong foot after being hammered 0:5 by leaders Man City in their only defeat so far, but they didn’t improve much after that and won only one of their other three games in the Premier League.

The Reds also opened their Champions League campaign with back-to-back draws and despite still looking good when going forward coach Klopp is struggling to find solutions for his leaky defence.

To top the disappointing results in September Liverpool suffered an early elimination in the League Cup after losing 0:2 against Leicester.

Looking Ahead

Klopp is very unhappy by the fact that his two Brazilian stars Coutinho and Firmino won’t be back in the country until Thursday, but despite the inevitable tiredness for them they are expected to be thrown in the battle from the off at the weekend.

Lovren is probably the most solid centre-back so far, but he played in a crucial match for Croatia on injections on Monday evening and as his back problems continue he is doubtful. If he can’t start Klavan will be used from the off. He trained well on Thursday and it seems that he will be available.

Clyne and Lallana remain sidelined, with the former expected to be replaced by one of Alexander-Arnold or Gomez.

Star winger Mane returned injured from international duty and his absence in the next six weeks will likely see Coutinho used on his preferred positon at left wing, but it also could be a chance of Oxlade-Chamberlain to get some starts.

Points of Interest

Won just 2 of their last 7 home matches vs. United, losing 4 of the other fixtures, but currently enjoying a four-game unbeaten run against the Red Devils – a win followed by three consecutive draws.

Manchester United

Last updated: Sat 14 October 2017 07:25
In Brief

Continued excellent start with another big win over Crystal Palace. Growing injury list could prove to be a spoilsport with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcos Rojo, Paul Pogba, Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini certain to miss out while Phil Jones is questionable. Romelu Lukaku fit

Looking Back

United kept pace with rivals Manchester City in the race for the top spot in the league table with another big win as a Marouane Fellaini brace along with goals from Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku helped them thrash Crystal Palace 4-0.

The result continued United's free scoring ways with the Red Devils bagging four goals for a fourth time in last five games though the real test lies ahead for Jose Mourinho's side who have been handed a fairly kind draw in the opening weeks of the campaign.

Looking Ahead

Injury list has been growing for United in the last few weeks with Fellaini the latest to be ruled out after suffering a knee ligament injury while long term absentees Ibrahimovic, Rojo and Pogba will also sit out on Saturday.

Carrick has missed the last few games and the game comes too soon for the midfielder while Phil Jones is a slight doubt with a knee injury though Lukaku looks to have recovered from his knock and is available for selection.

Points of Interest

Have not won in their last four meetings against Liverpool though their most recent victory did come at Anfield

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Manchester United

Last updated: Sat 14 October 2017 07:25
In Brief

Continued excellent start with another big win over Crystal Palace. Growing injury list could prove to be a spoilsport with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcos Rojo, Paul Pogba, Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini certain to miss out while Phil Jones is questionable. Romelu Lukaku fit

Looking Back

United kept pace with rivals Manchester City in the race for the top spot in the league table with another big win as a Marouane Fellaini brace along with goals from Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku helped them thrash Crystal Palace 4-0.

The result continued United's free scoring ways with the Red Devils bagging four goals for a fourth time in last five games though the real test lies ahead for Jose Mourinho's side who have been handed a fairly kind draw in the opening weeks of the campaign.

Looking Ahead

Injury list has been growing for United in the last few weeks with Fellaini the latest to be ruled out after suffering a knee ligament injury while long term absentees Ibrahimovic, Rojo and Pogba will also sit out on Saturday.

Carrick has missed the last few games and the game comes too soon for the midfielder while Phil Jones is a slight doubt with a knee injury though Lukaku looks to have recovered from his knock and is available for selection.

Points of Interest

Have not won in their last four meetings against Liverpool though their most recent victory did come at Anfield

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Game Score
Round 1
Arsenal - Leicester City 4 - 3
Watford - Liverpool 3 - 3
Chelsea - Burnley 2 - 3
Crystal Palace - Huddersfield Town 0 - 3
Everton - Stoke 1 - 0
Southampton - Swansea City 0 - 0
West Bromwich Albion - Bournemouth 1 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Manchester City 0 - 2
Newcastle United - Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 2
Manchester United - West Ham United 4 - 0
Round 2
Swansea City - Manchester United 0 - 4
Bournemouth - Watford 0 - 2
Burnley - West Bromwich Albion 0 - 1
Leicester City - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 0
Liverpool - Crystal Palace 1 - 0
Southampton - West Ham United 3 - 2
Stoke - Arsenal 1 - 0
Huddersfield Town - Newcastle United 1 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Chelsea 1 - 2
Manchester City - Everton 1 - 1
Round 3
Bournemouth - Manchester City 1 - 2
Crystal Palace - Swansea City 0 - 2
Huddersfield Town - Southampton 0 - 0
Newcastle United - West Ham United 3 - 0
Watford - Brighton and Hove Albion 0 - 0
Manchester United - Leicester City 2 - 0
Chelsea - Everton 2 - 0
West Bromwich Albion - Stoke 1 - 1
Liverpool - Arsenal 4 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Burnley 1 - 1
Round 4
Manchester City - Liverpool 5 - 0
Arsenal - Bournemouth 3 - 0
Leicester City - Chelsea 1 - 2
Southampton - Watford 0 - 2
Everton - Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 3
Brighton and Hove Albion - West Bromwich Albion 3 - 1
Stoke - Manchester United 2 - 2
Burnley - Crystal Palace 1 - 0
Swansea City - Newcastle United 0 - 1
West Ham United - Huddersfield Town 2 - 0
Round 5
Bournemouth - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 1
Crystal Palace - Southampton 0 - 1
Huddersfield Town - Leicester City 1 - 1
West Bromwich Albion - West Ham United 0 - 0
Liverpool - Burnley 1 - 1
Watford - Manchester City 0 - 6
Newcastle United - Stoke 2 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Swansea City 0 - 0
Chelsea - Arsenal 0 - 0
Manchester United - Everton 4 - 0
Round 6
West Ham United - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 3
Burnley - Huddersfield Town 0 - 0
Everton - Bournemouth 2 - 1
Manchester City - Crystal Palace 5 - 0
Southampton - Manchester United 0 - 1
Swansea City - Watford 1 - 2
Stoke - Chelsea 0 - 4
Leicester City - Liverpool 2 - 3
Brighton and Hove Albion - Newcastle United 1 - 0
Arsenal - West Bromwich Albion 2 - 0
Round 7
Huddersfield Town - Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 4
Bournemouth - Leicester City 0 - 0
West Bromwich Albion - Watford 2 - 2
West Ham United - Swansea City 1 - 0
Stoke - Southampton 2 - 1
Manchester United - Crystal Palace 4 - 0
Chelsea - Manchester City 0 - 1
Arsenal - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 0
Everton - Burnley 0 - 1
Newcastle United - Liverpool 1 - 1
Round 8
Liverpool - Manchester United 0 - 0
Crystal Palace - Chelsea 2 - 1
Swansea City - Huddersfield Town 2 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Bournemouth 1 - 0
Burnley - West Ham United 1 - 1
Manchester City - Stoke 7 - 2
Watford - Arsenal 2 - 1
Brighton and Hove Albion - Everton 1 - 1
Southampton - Newcastle United 2 - 2
Leicester City - West Bromwich Albion 1 - 1
Round 9
West Ham United - Brighton and Hove Albion -
Chelsea - Watford -
Manchester City - Burnley -
Huddersfield Town - Manchester United -
Newcastle United - Crystal Palace -
Stoke - Bournemouth -
Swansea City - Leicester City -
Southampton - West Bromwich Albion -
Everton - Arsenal -
Tottenham Hotspur - Liverpool -