Manchester United will face rivals Liverpool at Michigan Stadium on Saturday, and the fixture will serve as the last International Champions’ Cup match for Jurgen Klopp’s side and the penultimate one for Jose Mourinho.
Klopp’s team head into the fixture buoyed from the 2-1 win against Manchester City in New Jersey, while Man United had to edge out a win through a long and extended penalty shootout against AC Milan .
Liverpool could pull off back-to-back wins over both Manchester sides as the majority of their star players are involved in the squad, while Mourinho’s team have been slow in getting up to pace in recent displays.
Goal brings you everything you need to know ahead of the fixture.
|Game||Man Utd vs Liverpool|
|Date||Saturday, July 28|
|Time||10pm BST / 5pm ET|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
In the United States (US) the game will be not be shown live on television, but it will be available to stream live online via ESPN+ and ESPNU.
|US TV channel||Online stream|
In the United Kingdom (UK) the game will be aired on MUTV as well as LFC TV both on the television and through their website’s livestream.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|MUTV / LFC TV||MUFC / LFC TV|
Squads & Team News
|Position||Man Utd players|
|Goalkeepers||Romero, Pereira, Grant|
|Defenders||Valencia, Darmian, Dalot, Fosu-Mensah, Williams, Smalling, Bailly, Tuanzebe, Mitchell, Shaw|
|Midfielders||Garner, Herrera, Pereira, McTominay, Hamilton|
|Forwards||Alexis, Chong, Gomes, Mata, Martial, Greenwood, Bohui|
Anthony Martial has left the United States in order to return for the birth of his child, leaving Mourinho with a shortage of attacking players against Liverpool – with just Sanchez among his seniorl forwards available.
Potential Man Utd XI: Romero; Valencia, Smalling, Bailly, Shaw; Herrera, McTominay; Pereira, Mata, Gomes; Alexis.
|Goalkeepers||Karius, Grabara, Kelleher|
|Defenders||Van Dijk, Gomez, Klavan, Phillips, Robertson, Moreno|
|Midfielders||Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Milner, Lallana, Grujic, Woodburn, Jones, Chirivella|
|Forwards||Salah, Mane, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Solanke, Origi, Ojo, Markovic, Camacho|
Liverpool will be without the services of Nathaniel Clyne, as the England defender had to return to Merseyside for the arrival of his newborn baby.
Joel Matip has also been sent back to England following a muscle injury sustained during the game against Borussia Dortmund, though should be fit in contention to start the new Premier League season in early August.
Naby Keita has been ruled out of the match due to precaution with a neck problem that also led him to miss the previous game against Man City, while Loris Karius and Gini Wijnaldum have also been ruled out.
Potential Liverpool XI: Kelleher; Gomez, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson; Fabinho, Woodburn, Milner; Solanke, Sturridge, Lallana.
Betting & Match Odds
Liverpool are priced 10/11 to win the tie according to dabblebet , while a draw is up for odds of 11/4. A victory for Man Utd is available for 11/4.
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Liverpool got their ICC account off to a losing start after tasting a 3-1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte last Sunday, conceding a brace to Christian Pulisic after Virgil van Dijk opened the scoring.
Klopp’s side bounced back with a win over Premier League champions Manchester City at the MetLife Stadium a few days after, however, in a game that gave stars Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane given their first pre-season appearances.
The Egyptian wonder Salah scored within less than a minute of coming onto the pitch as a sub and to level the score at 1-1, while Mane netted from the penalty spot in the closing stages of regular time to give the Reds a 2-1 win .
New Liverpool arrivals Naby Keita and Fabinho have been given their first few outings in the Reds midfield to positive reviews, with the only outstanding players missing from the side being blockbuster signing Alisson, forward Roberto Firmino and defender Dejan Lovren, who are still on their first post-World Cup holiday.
Xherdan Shaqiri is set to make his debut for the Reds in Michigan, after linking up with the squad for the first time in New Jersey.
Manchester United boss Mourinho has put the pressure on Klopp to deliver silverware to Anfield this season after the big-money spending in the transfer window both this summer and last.
“But maybe this season finally you demand that they win,” Mourinho told reporters .
“You, I think, you have to be fair and now you have to demand and say the team with investments you are making with investments that you start making last season, not just this season, last season.”
Man United have been accused of sluggish displays in their pre-season outings thus far, and the crowd turnout to their matches have been disappointing – with record-low attendances for their games against San Jose Earthquakes and AC Milan.
Mourinho has also been left frustrated with the late arrival of Sanchez due to visa problems and the departure of Martial to England – spurring talks of his exit from the club – as well as the absence of his integral squad players.
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