Manchester United vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League latest score and match updates today

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Manchester United and Liverpool face off at Old Trafford this afternoon in the final chapter of arguably the greatest rivalry in English football – if not world football.

Liverpool enter the game in third place in the Premier League, knowing that a win here would take them one point behind leaders Chelsea. Last time around, Jurgen Klopp’s side beat Atletico Madrid 3-2 in a thrilling Champions League group stage encounter, in which Mohamed Salah was once again the star. The forward scored a superb solo goal against Man City earlier this month before repeating the trick in Watford’s 5-0 defeat last weekend, after those strikes with a brace against Atletico .

United, meanwhile, also won 3-2 in the Champions League in their last outing – a late header from Cristiano Ronaldo sealing a superb comeback victory over visitors from Atalanta. Ahead of this game, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s criticism began to pile up after a 4-2 loss to Leicester in the Premier League, a result which extended the Red Devils’ winless streak in the three-game division. United, seventh, will they end this streak here? Can Solskjaer prove his quality against an endemic Liverpool and revered Klopp? Find out by following the live updates from Man United vs Liverpool below, live.

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Manchester United 0 – 2 Liverpool

18 minutes: opening by Naby Keita. Liverpool have scored two undisputed goals in Manchester United’s box. The defense of the home team is currently at sea.

Bruno Fernandes recovers a clearance from Konate and drinks it into the box for Ronaldo. He shoots on the left side turn and passes the ball over the crossbar.

(Getty Images)

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Michael jonesOctober 24, 2021 4:50 PM

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Manchester United 0 – 2 Liverpool

15 minutes: Man Utd wins a corner. They have to score next, otherwise Liverpool will run away with it. The corner ball reaches Maguire who knocks it over for Scott McTominay. He holds back a defender and hits his shot over the crossbar! The offside flag was against him anyway.

Michael jonesOctober 24, 2021 4:47 PM

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GOAL! Man Utd 0 – 2 Liverpool (Jota, 13 ‘) ⚽️

13 minutes: It’s going to be a long day for Manchester United. The indecision between Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire on how to handle a cross means the ball falls on Keita at the edge of the box. He passes it into the box for the overlap of Alexander-Arnold who makes a superb pass in the six-meter zone where Diogo Jota appears to kick the ball home.

Michael jonesOctober 24, 2021 4:44 PM

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Manchester United 0 – 1 Liverpool

11 mins: Mo Salah hits a shot far from outside the box. The ball goes up the field of Man Utd but Liverpool takes over. Rashford presses Jordan Henderson and gets him back in the final third for Liverpool. He ignores his teammates and aims for the goal from a distance. Alisson jumps to cover the shot but withdraws his hand at the last moment letting the effort move away from the left post.

Michael jonesOctober 24, 2021 4:42 PM

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Manchester United 0 – 1 Liverpool

8 minutes: Luck! Things almost get worse for United as Keita slips the ball into the left side of the box for Roberto Firmino. He is forced slightly wide but succeeds with a left-footed shot and pulls a clean save from De Gea. Liverpool have been impressive so far.

Michael jonesOctober 24, 2021 4:40 PM

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GOAL! Man Utd 0 – 1 Liverpool (Keita, 5 ‘) ⚽️

5 minutes: Man Utd misses his first chance, Liverpool take theirs! Mason Greenwood and Aaron Wan-Bissaka enter the field allowing Liverpool to create an overload on the left side. Lindelof is drawn to Firmino who plays the ball to Diogo Jota. Jota passes it inside to Mo Salah who slides it away from Luke Shaw and into Naby Keita. He only has David De Gea to beat and coldly pushes the ball into the net. Liverpool leads!

Michael jonesOctober 24, 2021 4:36 PM

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Manchester United 0 – 0 Liverpool

3 mins: Trent Alexander-Arnold tries to spot Roberto Firmino with an inside pass from the right but Fred slips to intercept the pass and put it out of play.

Luck! Rashford makes his way on the left side but is tackled by Konate, the ball reaches Fred who throws it on the field to Cristiano Ronaldo. United pass the ball quickly through the box, Ronaldo to Greenwood then Fernandes who is free on the right side of the box. He shoots but distorts the effort off the goal!

Michael jonesOctober 24, 2021 4:35 PM

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Manchester United 0 – 0 Liverpool

Kick-off: Naby Keita is launching this competition. Ibrahima Konate sends a ball early to midfield as Diogo Jota runs into the box. The ball falls in front of him but bounces safely back into the hands of David De Gea.

Michael jonesOctober 24, 2021 4:31 PM

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Manchester United v Liverpool

Here are the players, Jordan Henderson leads Liverpool with Harry Maguire leading the Manchester United line. United can’t afford to lose today, if they do they will be eight points behind league leaders Chelsea.

Michael jonesOctober 24, 2021 4:27 PM

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Manchester United v Liverpool

Marcus Rashford has scored four Premier League goals in eight appearances against Liverpool – the only player to score more for United against the Reds is Wayne Rooney, with six goals.

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Michael jonesOctober 24, 2021 4:24 PM


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