• 2nd Half
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester United
  • LingardMata
  • ManéHenderson
  • Shaqiri
  • HerreraMartial
  • Shaqiri
  • KeïtaShaqiri
  • 1/2 Time
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester United
  • DalotFellaini
  • 1st Half
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester United
  • Lukaku
  • Lingard
  • Dalot
  • Mané

Liverpool - Manchester United
Premier League - 17 December 2018

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  • End of 2nd Half

FT: Liverpool 3-1 Man United. Super sub Shaqiri hits a late double to send the Reds back to the top after Lingard had taken advantage of Alisson's howler to cancel out Mane's opener. United stay sixth, 11 points adrift of the top four.

Liverpool's Swiss midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on December 16,

Three minutes have been added.


Firmino with another shot that flies just wide of De Gea's near post.


Mata finds space for a shot, but sees it hit Fellaini and dribble wide. Liverpool are looking to rub further salt into United wounds.


Liverpool seem the more likely to trouble the scoresheet at this point. United playing like a beaten side.


The Kop are in good voice as Liverpool pop this about. The Reds are heading back to the top of the table.

  • Juan Mata
    OffJesse LingardManchester UnitedUNITED CHANGE: Mata on for Lingard.
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  • Juan Mata
    OnJuan MataManchester United

UNITED CHANGE: Mata on for Lingard.


Fellaini chests down a long ball forward but smashes his wild effort well wide of target.

  • Jordan Henderson
    OffSadio ManéLiverpoolLIVERPOOL CHANGE: Mane off, Henderson on.
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  • Jordan Henderson
    OnJordan HendersonLiverpool

LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Mane off, Henderson on.


Liverpool come again, but this time Wijnaldum's effort is straight at De Gea.


The Merseysiders are on course for top spot now. United need to press to try and get back into this, which could lead to more chances for the hosts on the break.


That was Shaqiri's first double since October 2016.

  • Xherdan Shaqiri
    GoalXherdan ShaqiriLiverpoolGOAL! Shaqiri does it again! The ball falls for the Swiss from Firmino's lay off and his 20-yard shot deflects into the corner off Bailly.
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GOAL! Shaqiri does it again! The ball falls for the Swiss from Firmino's lay off and his 20-yard shot deflects into the corner off Bailly.

  • Anthony Martial
    OffAnder HerreraManchester UnitedUNITED CHANGE: Martial on for Herrera.
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  • Anthony Martial
    OnAnthony MartialManchester United

UNITED CHANGE: Martial on for Herrera.


As it stands, Liverpool will return to top spot.


Lukaku and Lingard link up on the right, but the latter has a first-time shot from 25 yards that arcs way off target.


Not a bad substitution from Jurgen Klopp there!

  • Xherdan Shaqiri
    GoalXherdan ShaqiriLiverpoolGOAL! Liverpool regain the lead. Shaqiri follows up and fires a shot in off the bar after De Gea had got a foot to Mane's deflected cut back from the left byline.
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GOAL! Liverpool regain the lead. Shaqiri follows up and fires a shot in off the bar after De Gea had got a foot to Mane's deflected cut back from the left byline.


Fair to say, this half hasn't yet lived up to what transpired in the first 45.


Fabinho thunders in a rising shot from 30 yards, but it's straight at De Gea once more.

  • Xherdan Shaqiri
    OffNaby KeïtaLiverpoolLIVERPOOL CHANGE: Shaqiri on for Keita.
    TodayBlocked Shots1Fouls2Fouls against1
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    OnXherdan ShaqiriLiverpool

LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Shaqiri on for Keita.


Liverpool pour forward down the right again. Mane's shot is blocked and Wijnaldum's follow-up effort from the edge of the box is easy for De Gea.


Martin Atkinson gets an unfortunate touch on a United pass, allowing Liverpool to break. Mane plays a one-two with Salah and roars towards the area, but his pass into Firmino is a poor one.


United win their first corner of the game.

Fellaini meets the deep delivery and Firmino panics. The Brazilian needs two bites at clearing it, with the second one involving a rather high boot. Rashford didn't go for that, but may have given the referee something to think about if he had attempted the header.


Young does brilliantly to win the ball down the left, exchange a one-two and fire in a superb cross that Robertson manages to guide away with Fellaini steaming in behind him.


Mane is found in space by the left byline. He directs it back to Van Dijk who sees a thumping first-time shot deflected away from goal.


Salah wins corner No.9 for LFC down the right.

The Reds work it short to Salah who turns in the area and floats it the far post where Lovren's attempted header is deflected behind.

Corner No.10 comes to nothing.


A good spell of Liverpool possession again ends with a terrible effort from a defender. This time it's Lovren's shot that sails harmlessly into the Kop from 35 yards out.


Clyne tries another speculative shot from long range, but this one is way off target.

Klopp is not impressed!


Once again United repel the set piece. Fellaini's second-half arrival will make it that much tougher for the home team to manufacture something from a corner.


Clyne tries his luck from distance and sees his attempt deflect behind for LFC's eighth corner of the game.


PHOTO: Van Dijk's reaction...


STAT: United have won just one of their last five Premier League away games.


Bailly is back on but is jogging gingerly at present.


Bailly gets the obligatory boos from the Kop after hitting the deck and calling for treatment.


Firmino somehow spins beyond four challenges in a packed area to stab a shot towards the corner that De Gea gets a palm to. Keita follows up, but sees his goal-bound effort blocked to safety.


Robertson's free kick is met by Fabinho, who can't find Salah with his knock down.

Some supporters were calling for a penalty as it appeared to flick Bailly's hand at close quarters, but there was nothing really in that.


Liverpool dictating the play once again at the start of this half.

Salah looks to outfox Herrera on the left and ends up being pulled to the floor by the United man. Free kick to the hosts in a good position.


Darmian makes a vital headed clearance at the far post after Mane had jinked to the right byline and dug out a splendid cross.


Solid defending from Young as he gets a firm block-tackle on Clyne, who looked to overlap onto Mane's pass.

  • Marouane Fellaini
    OffDiogo DalotManchester UnitedUNITED HT CHANGE: Fellaini on for Dalot.
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  • Marouane Fellaini
    OnMarouane FellainiManchester United

UNITED HT CHANGE: Fellaini on for Dalot.

  • 2nd Half

KICK OFF! Liverpool restart the contest attacking the Kop end.

  • End of 1st Half

HT: LFC 1-1 MUFC. Lingard's tap-in following Alisson's error cancels out Mane's opener after a highly entertaining 45 minutes of football at Anfield. As it stands, Liverpool would remain second in the table. The Merseysiders need the win to replace City at the summit.


Two minutes added.


Neat play from Keita and Firmino opens up space for Fabinho to have a pop, but his speculative pile-driver deflects behind.


Herrera tests Alisson's nerve with a 25-yard drive, but the Brazilian's handling is solid enough on this occasion.


Firmino is lucky to escape a yellow for bundling over Rashford as United looked to counter at speed.

  • Romelu Lukaku
    Yellow cardRomelu LukakuManchester UnitedLukaku booked for lunging into a tackle on Keita.
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Lukaku booked for lunging into a tackle on Keita.


Fabinho wins the ball for Firmino deep in United territory. The Brazilian feeds Mane who looks for a 20-yard curler, but sees his effort easily gathered by De Gea.


That goal has really silenced the crowd.

No-one was expecting it given what had transpired for just over half an hour.


The perfect late birthday gift for Lingard, who was 26 yesterday.

  • Jesse Lingard
    GoalJesse LingardManchester UnitedGOAL! The visitors level out of the blue. Alisson fumbles Lukaku's cross from the left and Lingard follows up to gleefully sweep home.
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GOAL! The visitors level out of the blue. Alisson fumbles Lukaku's cross from the left and Lingard follows up to gleefully sweep home.




Mane almost in again as he attempts a clever one-two with Salah on the right side of the area, but Young just about reads it and manages to intercept.


Liverpool continuing to push and probe. United have yet to show any sign of a response to going a goal behind.


Almost two! United fail to deal with Robertson's free kick delivery. Firmino keeps it alive before Lovren stabs the Brazilian's deflected cross-shot over the top on the stretch.

  • Diogo Dalot
    Yellow cardDiogo DalotManchester UnitedDalot booked for tripping Robertson as he powered towards the left byline.
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Dalot booked for tripping Robertson as he powered towards the left byline.


That was Mane's eighth goal of the season.

  • Sadio Mané
    GoalSadio ManéLiverpoolGOAL! The home side lead as Mane coolly chests and volleys Fabinho's lovely ball into the box beyond De Gea.
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GOAL! The home side lead as Mane coolly chests and volleys Fabinho's lovely ball into the box beyond De Gea.


We've barely seen anything of United's attacking players so far - but despite the home team's dominance, it remains goalless.


VIDEO: De Gea makes the best save of the match so far.


Rashford gets lucky with a miscued clearance at the near post as he defended a left-wing Liverpool corner. The forward then tries to dribble out of defence and throws himself to the floor to win a free kick when it had looked like he was running into trouble.


DID YOU KNOW? Mourinho has only been beaten in two of his 16 PL encounters versus Liverpool. He has won nine times, with both defeats coming when he was at Chelsea in 2007 and 2015.

FC Liverpool - Manchester United

Firmino lets fly with yet another effort from distance for the home side, but this one is way over the top.


PL HEAD-TO-HEAD: Liverpool have won 13 PL encounters with United leading the way with 28. There have been 11 draws. At Anfield the Merseysiders have won eight and lost 12 of the meetings. In that time the teams have netted 32 goals apiece.


Another weak clearance, this time from Matic, drops for Fabinho who hammers over from 30 yards out.


Truly breathless stuff in L4. Liverpool on top so far and Mourinho won't be happy with the pace of it all. It's frantic.


Liverpool pile on the pressure from the resulting corner, but Young is well placed at the far post to hack off the line.


Salah bursts onto Mane's pass from Lindelof's error, but the ball gets caught up under his feet at a crucial moment. It eventually falls for Fabinho who sees a 25-yard drive deflect inches wide.


Fair to say it's been a lively start here. Long may it continue!


United pour forward on the counter attack but Rashford's fizzing strike from long range is straight at Alisson.


Firmino fires in a low angled drive from 25 yards that De Gea manages to get a hand to. Mane recovers it from a tight angle but can't pick out Salah with his cut back.


Liverpool respond and Firmino sees a firm header fly well wide from an out-swinging right-wing corner.


Young whips a free kick from the left into the area. Lukaku is yards offside as he has a swipe at it, but he completely misses the ball and it flashes into the far corner of Alisson's net.

However, there's no surprise to see the flag is up and it won't count.


Liverpool have the first attack of any significance as Firmino sees a shot from the right side of the area well blocked.


League head to head at Anfield: Liverpool 39 wins, United 25 wins, 21 draws.

Overall: Liverpool 55 wins, United 68 wins, 47 draws.

  • 1st Half

KICK OFF! Manchester United get this massive clash underway.


We'll soon see!


Late blow for United as Bailly comes in just before kick off after Smalling picked up a problem in the warm up. Phil Jones takes Bailly's place on the bench.

MAN UNITED XI: De Gea, Darmian, Dalot, Lindelof, Bailly, Young, Herrera, Matic, Lingard, Rashford, Lukaku... Subs: Romero, Jones, Pogba, Mata, Martial, Valencia, Fellaini.


Old rivals, fierce matches and 16 red cards in the Premier League era – how many can you recall?


Fabinho: “I’m not really an expert on the history of this rivalry, but I believe it is the biggest rivalry in English football.” He added: "I’m definitely looking forward to it. When you sign for Liverpool you have these types of games in mind. With the passion of the fans, their support, we go on the field to give our best to put on a show for them.  

New Liverpool signing Fabinho is still waiting for a chance to make an impact (Nigel French/PA).

Marcus Rashford: "We’ve had a few draws there (Anfield) which is okay but, ideally, we want to win these games. We want to find a way to win the game, not just go there, draw and go home. I believe we can do it [win] and the team believes we can do it, so we have to go into the game with that mindset but think clearly. We can’t be rash and emotional throughout the game."

Marcus Rashford feels energised by the Manchester United fans' support

Henderson on suggestions Liverpool have adjusted their swashbuckling style to be more defensively sound this term: "We’re still an exciting team to watch, we want to be at a high intensity level. We want to score goals as well as defend well, that has never changed. The maturity in certain games has been much better this season."

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has been impressed with the team's resilience.

Jurgen Klopp: "We have to be angry... and we will be. We fight for our points. We have our own problems and targets."

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists it is time to put right the wrongs of their Champions League campaign.

United make 10 changes from the midweek loss in Valencia. Paul Pogba is on the bench along with Anthony Martial and Juan Mata.


Liverpool make four changes to their line-up with the headline news seeing Nathaniel Clyne coming in for his first PL outing of the season at right back.

Dejan Lovren, Naby Keita and Fabinho also start with Jordan Henderson on the bench and James Milner out injured.


CONFIRMED TEAMS - LIVERPOOL: Alisson, Clyne, Van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Keita, Salah, Firmino, Mane... Subs: Mignolet, Henderson, Sturridge, Moreno, Lallana, Shaqiri, Camacho. /// MAN UNITED: De Gea, Darmian, Dalot, Lindelof, Smalling, Young, Herrera, Matic, Lingard, Rashford, Lukaku... Subs: Romero, Bailly, Pogba, Mata, Martial, Valencia, Fellaini.


Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of one of the biggest matches in world football. It's Liverpool versus Manchester United in a battle steeped in history and tradition. Can Jurgen Klopp's side respond to Man City's win over Everton on Saturday and return to the top? Or will Jose Mourinho and Co give their own hopes of closing the gap to the top four a major lift? Kick off 16:00 GMT.