Both of the clubs in the bottom half of the Premier League are hoping to rebound from slow starts to their seasons in Monday’s high-profile game. Uncomfortably, those squads are two of England’s most legendary. Although Liverpool has drawn twice with Fulham and Crystal Palace, Jurgen Klopp will be concerned about the defence and Darwin Nunez’s ban. Manchester United’s season couldn’t have begun much worse as they lost their first two games, gave up six goals, and only managed one goal (an own goal by Alexis Mac Allister). Although Casemiro is joining from Real Madrid to bolster the midfield and defence, the Liverpool game may be too soon for him to make his midfield debut.
United will have a difficult time winning the game without Casemiro. fresh signing Although Lisandro Martinez struggled against Brentford, at the manager’s pre-game news conference, he was praised for his passing and some aspects of the play.
I don’t believe that I had a harder 45 minutes than any other player on the field. He won his challenges and aerial duels, according to his statistics “Says Ten Hag. “He always dealt with death well. Like the rest of the team, he committed several errors, so I could have switched 11 guys.
To capitalise on what Martinez does well, Ten Hag may try playing in a back three or shift Martinez up to the middle. If United can somehow prevail in the midfield fight, Liverpool’s defence, which has been flimsy to start the season, might be exposed. The lack of experience is evident as Trent Alexander-Arnold advances without backup since Joel Matip or Ibrahima Konate were not present to partner with Virgil van Dijk. In an effort to score United’s first open-play goal of the year, Marcus Rashford will try to capitalise on it.
Ironically, the location of the game at Old Trafford could be the biggest factor working against United. Because of the Glazer family’s ownership, there is a planned fan protest, and if United doesn’t play well early on, pressure will mount and the squad may crumble. In an effort to surprise the Red Devils, Liverpool will be aware of this as well.