England’s most successful soccer teams will meet on Sunday. It has been a long time since they fought over the top of the table. Sky makes the club comparison.
For the first time since 1997, Manchester United and Liverpool FC meet and occupy the first two places at the same time. For a long time the Liverpoolers were the title hamsters in England until Sir Alex Ferguson took the helm and made arch-rivals Manchester United the English record champions.
Since the departure of the Scotsman in 2013, the headlines around the “Red Devils” have been rather negative and Klopp and his boys caused a sensation. Duels that could shape the championship in such a way as this season haven’t existed for a long time.
The tension is there, because the reigning champions from Merseyside are currently not in the best shape. United, on the other hand, does. And, according to coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the team is “ready for a great test (Live from 5.30 p.m. on Sky). Sky shows you in the club check who is ahead in which areas – sometimes also off the pitch.
Liverpool vs Manchester United – who is better where?
Liverpool’s form in the last 5 PL games: 2 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss, 10-3 goals
Manchester’s form in the last 5 PL games: 4 wins, 1 draw, 0 defeats, 14-7 goals
Anfield Road vs. Old Trafford:
Liverpool Stadium: Anfield (54,074 spectators)
Manchester United Stadium: Old Trafford (74,879 spectators)
Klopp vs. Solskjaer:
Jürgen Klopp’s record in the Premier League: 127 wins / 47 draws / 25 defeats (points average: 2.15 points / game)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s record in the Premier League: 44 wins / 22 draws / 28 defeats (points average: 1.64 points / game)
English Championships Manchester United: 20
English Championships Liverpool FC: 19
Liverpool on social media: 37.1 million followers on Facebook and 29.5 million followers on Instagram
Manchester United on social media: 73.4 million followers on Facebook and 38.6 million followers on Instagram
Champions League title (incl.European Champion Clubs’ Cup): 6
Champions League title (including the European Champion’s Cup): 3
Team market value:
Liverpool FC: € 1.09 billion (2nd place behind Manchester City, source: KPMG)
Manchester United: € 932.4 million (5th place behind FC Bayern Munich, source: KPMG)
Most Valuable Player:
Liverpool FC: Mohamed Salah is worth € 120 million according to KPMG.
Manchester United: According to KPMG, Marcus Rashford is worth € 112.20 million.
PL top scorer at Liverpool: Mohamed Salah with 13 goals (1st place in the Premier League)
PL top scorer at Manchester United: Bruno Fernandes with 11 goals (4th place in the Premier League)
Most expensive transfer:
FC Liverpool: Virgil van Dijk (84,65 Mio. €) vom FC Southampton. (Quelle: Transfermarkt.de)
Manchester United: Paul Pogba (105 Mio. €) from Juventus. (Those: Transfermarkt.de)
Most expensive sale:
Liverpool FC: Philippe Coutinho (€ 145 million) for FC Barcelona. (Source: Transfermarkt.de)
Manchester United: Cristiano Ronaldo (94 Mio. €) zu Real Madrid. (Those: Transfermarkt.de)
Liverpool’s transfer balance since Klopp was hired (winter 2015/16): Expenditure: € 533.08 million / Income: € 407 million / Difference: € -126.08 million. (Source: Transfermarkt.de)
United’s transfer balance since the appointment of Klopp (winter 2015/16): Expenditure: € 776.38 million / Income: € 221.18 million / Difference: € -555.20 million. (Source: Transfermarkt.de)
LFC vs. United
Liverpool’s last PL win against ManU: 2-0 on January 19, 2020 (goalscorers: 1-0 Virgil van Dijk, 2-0 Mohamed Salah)
Manchester’s last PL win against Liverpool: 2: 1 on March 10, 2018 (goalscorers: 1: 0 + 2: 0 Marcus Rashford, 2: 1 Eric Bailly, own goal)
Record goal scorers:
Steven Gerrard is the record scorer of the duel in the Premier League with eight goals.
Wayne Rooney is United’s top scorer in this duel in the Premier League with six goals.