Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Soccer Saturday pundits' Man Utd v Liverpool predictions and key men

Soccer Saturday pundits' Man Utd v Liverpool predictions and key men

England global Rashford scored twice for United in their 2-1 victory over Liverpool on Saturday, having made his first start since Boxing Day.

Two first half goals in nearly identical fashion from Marcus Rashford ultimately inflicted defeat on Klopp's side at Old Trafford, despite a spirited second half performance.

"We can split the halves - United first half and Liverpool second but in my opinion our first half was a half with goals and danger", said Mourinho.

Klopp was given a talking to by the official after leaving his technical area to berate centre-back Dejan Lovren in the latter stages of his side's 2-1 loss.

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He doesn't strike me as a player who is bothered about what people say about him and if United create chances then he'll put them away.

I don't think Mourinho will want to open up because he knows a draw isn't the worst thing.

There were unsavoury scenes at London Stadium where pitch invasions and mass protests in the stands forced owners David Sullivan and David Gold to leave the director's box, with police brought in to restore order. "We made not the best of it but we made something of it".

I feel like both teams are more bothered about not losing than winning, but I fancy Liverpool to break through United's backline, open the scoring and jolt United into some attacking play.

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Southampton dismissed Pellegrino on Monday after just one victory in 17 league games under the manager.

Peculiarly, Cristiano Ronaldo, while he was enjoying his spell under Sir Alex Ferguson in Manchester, happened to have scored a goal nearly identical to Rashford's, way back in 2007.

After his two goals and a Man of the Match performance, Rashford was always going to start against Sevilla in their crucial Champions League clash against. You can not leave a player alone like Lukaku, everyone knows that and we trained that of course.

West Bromwich Albion's woes continued as they slipped to a 4-1 home defeat by Leicester City.

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Swansea City, who had Jordan Ayew sent off in the 11th minute, held Huddersfield Town to a 0-0 draw at the John Smith's Stadium while Wayne Rooney's penalty miss mattered little as Everton beat Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 at Goodison Park.

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