Liverpool v Manchester United

Manchester United will be desperate to arrest a horrendous run of form when they travel to Merseyside to take on traditional foes Liverpool on Sunday.

The Red Devils have only recorded one victory from their last eight Premier League games, a poor string of results seeing them drop out of contention in the title race.

The 3-3 draw against Newcastle on Tuesday extended United’s unbeaten run to three matches, but they are nine points adrift of the league leaders in sixth spot.

The ninth-placed Reds, meanwhile, also shared the spoils in a 3-3 draw with Arsenal on Wednesday, but left them without a win in two outings following a 2-0 defeat to West Ham last time out.

Louis van Gaal’s side are chasing the double over the Merseysiders, having ran out 3-1 victors in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford in September.

In team news, the hosts must carry on without defender Dejan Lovren, who has still working his way back from a hamstring injury sustained against Stoke.

Lovren is part of a lengthy injury list, which includes striker Daniel Sturridge as he continues to struggle with a hamstring problem of his own.

Van Gaal will hand a late fitness test to Bastian Schweinsteiger, with the midfielder having sat out the Toon clash with a knee injury.

The United boss could welcome back defender Phil Jones, who has recovered from an ankle knock.

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