READ THE MATCH REPORT HERE: Alisson saves Liverpool as United stay top with Anfield draw.
- 2nd Half
- 1st Half
Liverpool - Manchester United
Follow the Premier League live Football match between Liverpool and Manchester United with Eurosport. The match starts at 16:30 on 17 January 2021.
Who will come out on top in the battle of the managers: Jürgen Klopp or Ralf Rangnick? Find out by following our live matchcast.
Catch the latest Liverpool and Manchester United news and find up to date Football standings, results, top scorers and previous winners.
Football fans can find the latest Football news, interviews, expert commentary and watch free replays. See detailed profiles for Liverpool and Manchester United. Catch all the upcoming competitions. Make Eurosport your go-to source for sports online from Football to cycling, F1, winter sports and more. Enjoy live streaming of this season’s top sports competitions.
Tickets: Barclays Premier League official site
- End of 2nd Half
FT: Liverpool 0-0 Man United. The Red Devils remain top of the PL after a hard-fought contest. Liverpool dominated but United had the better openings and needed Alisson to preserve their 68-match unbeaten league run at Anfield with two superb saves late on.
- Yellow cardMarcus RashfordManchester United
Rashford booked for a lunging tackle on Jones.
The Liverpool corner comes to nothing. It looks like this will end in a stalemate.
Great work from Origi. He uses his strength to hold off Maguire and then fizzes in a low cross that United have to awkwardly put behind for a corner.
Three minutes added.
- OffBruno FernandesManchester United
- OnMason GreenwoodManchester United
UNITED CHANGE: Greenwood on for Fernandes.
- OffGeorginio WijnaldumLiverpool
- OnJames MilnerLiverpool
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Milner on for Wijnaldum.
United have looked them re likely in the latter stages. Can they sneak this and end Liverpool's 67-match unbeaten home run in the league?
- OffRoberto FirminoLiverpool
- OnDivock OrigiLiverpool
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Origi on for Firmino.
United almost snatch it from the resulting corner, but Alisson is there again to block Rashford at point blank range. The flag was up - but the keeper didn't know that.
SAVE! Alisson saves the day again as he keeps out Pogba's effort from eight yards out.
United look to be clear. Rashford charges through the middle, but Fabinho sticks to his task and gets across to make a goal-saving challenge.
A slick Liverpool move ends with Thiago arriving on the edge of the box and skewing a first-time drive horribly off target.
Thiago's 30-yard piledriver is parried to safety by De Gea.
- OffXherdan ShaqiriLiverpool
- OnCurtis JonesLiverpool
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Jones on for Shaqiri.
United tear Liverpool open, Rashford plays in Shaw on the overlap. The full back cuts it back for Fernandes who sees his close-range shot brilliantly saved by Alisson.
VIDEO: Still no joy for Firmino.
Firmino hopes to benefit from a lucky ricochet but the ball slithers through to De Gea. Liverpool's attack just isn't firing.
Pogba meets the left-wing corner but can't generate enough power and it's a easy for Alisson.
Alexander Arnold miscues a defensive header as he tries to mop up a routine bal over the top. Corner to United that was highly avoidable from a Liverpool perspective.
STAT: Liverpool are bidding to win three home league games in a row against Man United for the first time since the 2008-09 to 2010-11 seasons.
Rashford launches himself at a 30-yard free kick but sees it crash into the wall.
- Yellow cardFabinhoLiverpool
Fabinho booked for bringing down Cavani after the forward had threatened to clip a shot over Alisson, who had only half cleared from a sweeper position.
Thiago gets caught deep in his own territory. Fernandes wastes little time letting fly with a bouncing effort that Alisson does well to gather and hang on tight.
Firmino seizes possession on the right of the United box. He turns neatly and slips it to Salah who can't sort his feet out quick enough. Eventually he shoots but it's deflected wide.
- OffAnthony MartialManchester United
- OnEdinson CavaniManchester United
UNITED CHANGE: Martial off, Cavani on.
Maguire does enough to thwart Firmino at the far post after the Brazilian looked set to get on the end of Robertson's devilish cross.
Liverpool continue to dictate but United are very much a danger on the break. How look until OGS looks to his bench with Cavani and Greenwood there?
Liverpool work it from right to left but it soon fizzles out as Alexander Arnold fires a very tame shot straight at De Gea.
United carve Liverpool open on the break. Rashford looks for Fernandes on the overlap, but Fabinho slides in to make a brilliant block.
It's been all Liverpool since the restart and pretty much the same pattern as in the first.
Sublime link up from Firmino and Mane on the left side of the United area, but the latter's cut back can't find a red shirt.
STAT: Liverpool are winless in three Premier League games (D2 L1), failing to score in their last two. They last went four without a win in February 2017 (a run of five), while they've not failed to score in three consecutive league games since March 2005.
No changes at the break.
- 2nd Half
KICK OFF! Liverpool restart the contest attacking the Kop end.
- End of 1st Half
HT: Liverpool 0-0 Man United.
One minute added.
The flag goes up all too belatedly as Rashford gets down the right before fizzing a cross-shot wide. Fabinho screams at the referee's assistant on that side, who then puts up his flag. It was a clear decision and didn't need the delay.
Pogba seizes on a loose ball and arcs a super ball into the path of Rashford. He looks to be in but Alisson times his intervention well and beats the forward to the pass.
Brilliant work from Mane sees him surge in from the left. He teases a pass through for Wijnaldum, but his touch isn't quite up to scratch. He tries to tuck it back for Mane but United are alive to the danger and clear their lines.
Liverpool respond and Firmino hits a tame strike straight at De Gea after Salah had wriggled free on the left.
CLOSE! Fernandes whips a delightful free kick over the wall and inches past Alisson's right-hand post.
- Yellow cardXherdan ShaqiriLiverpool
Shaqiri booked for bringing down Shaw as the United left back raced at the heart of the Liverpool defence. Free kick to United just left of centre and 25 yards from goal.
Interesting to see Mane and Salah switching flanks.
DID YOU KNOW? United have failed to win any of their four league matches this season against other established top-six teams (D2, L2). All four fixtures were at Old Trafford, and the only goal they scored was a Fernandes penalty.
Man United work a clever free kick to unlock Liverpool's high line. A sizzling low ball from the left into the six-yard box doesn't find a United shirt and Liverpool are able to clear.
Maguire's error at the back goes unpunished as Liverpool can't make the most of it. Shaqiri eventually takes aim but curls over from 25 yards out.
Salah blazes a volley over the top after Firmino had cut in from the left and seen his shot blocked. It all came as Liverpool broke at speed following an error from Pogba in midfield.
Robertson drives in from the left. He finds Shaqiri in space but the Swiss sees his shot deflect behind.
Thiago has been lively on his first LFC match at Anfield, but miscues anther pass there with an attempt at a clipped ball to TAA. He holds his face in his hands. Being such a pass master he's not so used to doing that.
Firmino fires well wide from 20 yards out after Mane had received Shaqiri's clever pass and turned the ball back to the Brazilian just outside the box.
You don't see that very often, The ball bursts and the referee has to call for a replacement from the side!
A dangerous Liverpool attack sees a shot deflect to Robertson in plenty of space on the left edge of the box. The full back takes aim but skews his driven effort over the top.
Liverpool have had 64 per cent of the ball so far but there's been little noteworthy action to get the pulse throbbing as of yet.
Incidentally, this is Shaqiri's 50th game for Liverpool in league and cup. He scored twice against United here two seasons ago after coming off the bench.
DID YOU KNOW? Solskjaer is hoping to avoid becoming only the third Manchester United manager to fail to win any of his first four league games against Liverpool, after John Chapman (1921-26) and Tommy Docherty (1973-76).
Incredible strength from Mane sees him spin two and feed Shaqiri in a central position. The Swiss star fakes the shot and finds Wijnaldum inside the box. The Dutchman waits for Robertson's overlap, but the Scot miscues his drilled cross into the side netting.
Overall league record at Anfield: Liverpool 41 wins, 21 draws, Man United 25 wins. This is the 205th meeting of the clubs and the 175th in the league. United are attacking the Kop end in the first half.
- 1st Half
KICK OFF! Man United get us underway after the players joined in a minute of applause in memory of Gerry Marsden, who famously sang the Reds' anthem YNWA.
This is your five minute warning, so strap yourself in. Almost show time!
This is the first time United have been top of the table after as many as 17 matches in a season since the final day of their title-winning campaign in 2012-13 under Sir Alex Ferguson. However, Ferguson says he is glad he does not have to face the current "phenomenal" Liverpool as a manager.
Paul Pogba: “Obviously we cannot say now we are at the same level as them (Liverpool) because they won the Premier League and keep winning so the day we win - that is when we say we are at the same level. We know their quality and how they play. It's always been a tough game. we know how difficult it will be and we just have to focus and try to stay at the top. I think we can win it if we keep our focus but there's a lot of teams that can win it - we are not there yet, we are still very far."
Bruno Fernandes on title history: “You don't want your rivals at the same level as you. For the fans, the next day, going to talk to their friends who may be Liverpool fans it'll be much better if they've been the winner rather than the loser. And it would be a lot more fun with 21 titles and Liverpool still on 19."
Sadio Mane: “I think as a striker you would always love to score more goals. But goals are not a big deal because I would sooner we win as a team. That’s more important. But for myself, I will work harder and harder to get more goals this season than last year to help the team and try to win the league, which is our big target.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: “You don't get anything for being at the top of the league in January, it's not ever something we have valued. It's where you end up at the end of the season that matters."
Klopp: “Manchester City is one game behind and they're very close as well. We don't constantly think about other teams. We just try and win football games and United are good, they always were."
Are you up to speed on all the latest transfer gossip? Don't worry we've got you covered with today's speculation from the continent via our Euro Papers video.
United make three changes from their victory over Burnley. Victor Lindelof comes into the defence in place of Eric Bailly while Fred and Scott McTominay are selected in the midfield. That means Edinson Cavani drops to the bench with Bailly and Nemanja Matic.
Liverpool make just one change to the side that lost at Southampton. Xherdan Shaqiri comes in for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. That means Joel Matip has not won his race to be fit to for this encounter and Jordan Henderson will again partner Fabinho as Klopp gambles on two midfielders in central defence.
CONFIRMED TEAMS – LIVERPOOL: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Henderson, Fabinho, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Thiago, Shaqiri; Salah, Firmino, Mane… Subs: Kelleher, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Minamino, Origi, R Williams, Phillips, N Williams. /// MAN UNITED: De Gea, Wan Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Pogba, Fernandes, Rashford, Martial… Subs: Henderson, Bailly, Cavani, Mata, Greenwood, Telles, Matic, Van de Beek, Tuanzebe.
Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of what could be a very significant clash in this season’s title race. Leaders Manchester United visit the reigning champions in the latest chapter in what many traditionalists believe is the biggest match in England. Can the Red Devils extend their lead to six points over their arch rivals and end the Merseysiders’ incredible unbeaten run at Anfield? Or will Jurgen Klopp’s men show once again why they have emerged as one of the great Premier League teams of all-time? It’s got the potential to be a belter and gets underway from 16:30 GMT.