The central match of the English Premier League’s eighth round is a game between Liverpool and Manchester United, which will be held at Anfield on 14th October. Bookmakers do not distinguish a favorite in the couple and reckon, that the future opponents have equal chances on a victory. Liverpool lost Mane, the Senegalese got injured in games for his national team, Man Utd have similar situation – Romelu Lukaku may not play against Liverpool, but the Belgian still has a chance to appear on the pitch.
It will hard for Liverpool without Mane, but it is not the first time the Reds are left without their striker, who is injured quite often. After 7 played rounds, Liverpool gained 12 points, which allow the future hosts to be situated on the seventh position in the EPL peloton, only one points away from the fourth position and Chelsea.
Manchester United along with Manchester City continue leading the EPL. The Red Devils have 19 points in the asset, Mourinho’s men won six matches out of seven and only an away encounter with Stoke City ended with a 2:2 draw. If Lukaku cannot enter the pitch, this will be a great loss for Man Utd. Ibrahimovic is also being treated, therefore it is very probable, that Rashford will have to play the forward role. It should also be reminded, that Fellaini and Pogba are injured.
Liverpool has no right to lose the upcoming encounter, Klopp’s team is still hoping to fight for the title of the strongest in the EPL, but the gap from leaders is already reaches seven points. Considering Man Utd’s squad problems, the Reds have decent chances on getting points.
Prediction for the match: Liverpool not to lose