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Benni McCarthy has made a major impact at Manchester United. Image via Instagram @bennimac17

Liverpool vs Man United: Benni McCarthy and co aim to end atrocious record at Anfield

Man United and Benni McCarthy head to Anfield today to face Liverpool in the Premier League. Their record there in recent years is AWFUL.

Benni McCarthy

Benni McCarthy has made a major impact at Manchester United. Image via Instagram @bennimac17

Man United picked up this season’s first major piece of domestic silverware by beating Newcastle 2-0 in the EFL Cup Final. Now, they’ll be eager to exorcise the demons of Anfield today in the Premier League against Liverpool. How will Benni McCarthy enjoy his first visit to United’s archrivals as a first-team coach?

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Liverpool vs Man United preview

Liverpool (19) and United (20) are the two sides with the most English league titles in history. It’s always a blue-chip fixture in any Premier League season, and today’s edition should be no different. So, here’s everything you need to know.

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The Premier League is back. Image via BackpagePix

Liverpool vs Man United: Assessing the mood

Liverpool have started to steady the ship recently with EPL wins over Everton, Newcastle and Wolves. They also now know that if they win their two games in hand, they’ll go level on points with fourth-placed Tottenham. United are flying high after winning the EFL Cup and knocking Barcelona out of the Europa League. They’re still legitimately in the EPL title race. In Marcus Rashford, they have one of Europe’s form players. Much of his fine form has been chalked up to the tutelage of Benni McCarthy.

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Rashford scores the winner in the Manchester Derby. Image: @marcusrashford/ Twitter

Key players

Hosts Liverpool will lean on Mo Salah here. The Egyptian superstar has 10 career goals against the Red Devils, including nine in his last five meetings with them. United’s new midfield general Casemiro has now prevailed in nine consecutive major finals at club level and his presence and experience will be a pivotal in a fixture of this magnitude. The aforementioned Rashford has scored 18 goals for the Red Devils since 6th November and United have 53 altogether in that timeframe.

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United seeking to address dismal Anfield record

The Red Devils have failed to score on each of their last three league visits to Anfield. They haven’t won a league match there since 2016 when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge, and Wayne Rooney was the match-winner. Is it high-time for that to change?

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A pedestrian walks past a set of murals showing Liverpool legends at the back of the redeveloped Anfield Road Stand ahead of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on January 21, 2023. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

It’s a Super Sunday clash at Anfield in the Premier League. Kickoff is at 18:30 SA time.

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