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How Liverpool could line up against Manchester United

Ahead of Sunday's huge showdown between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield, Sports Mole looks at how the home side could line up.

Liverpool will be looking to maintain their place at the top of the Premier League as they welcome Manchester United to Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

The Reds are the last remaining unbeaten side in the English top flight this term, having now gone 17 matches without defeat stretching into last season.

Last weekend's 4-0 win at Bournemouth was followed up with a nervy 1-0 victory over Napoli in the Champions League in midweek, extending Liverpool's winning run to four matches ahead of this big derby clash on Merseyside.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how Jurgen Klopp could set out his side for this weekend's standout Premier League fixture.

Possible LIV XI vs. MNU

Out: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee), Joe Gomez (ankle), Joel Matip (shoulder)
Doubtful: Trent Alexander-Arnold (foot), Nathaniel Clyne (knock), James Milner (cramp), Dominic Solanke (groin), Rhian Brewster (ankle)

Liverpool face an injury crisis of sorts at the back as they embark on a run of five games in the space of 18 days, having seen Matip join fellow centre-back Gomez in the treatment room with a fractured collarbone.

Dejan Lovren is therefore the only choice of partner for Virgil van Dijk, while to their right Alexander-Arnold is carrying a foot injury and will likely be replaced by Milner, who is himself not 100% fit.

After starting the win over Napoli on the bench, Naby Keita and Fabinho are in contention to return to the starting lineup on Sunday to freshen up the middle of the park.

Elsewhere, Clyne, Solanke, Brewster and Oxlade-Chamberlain all remain absent, leaving Klopp's options limited.

Mohamed Salah's form is a huge boost, though, with the Egyptian scoring his eighth, ninth and 10th league goals of the season in the win at Bournemouth to join Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the top of the scoring charts.

> Click here to see how Manchester United could line up for this fixture

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Mohamed Salah celebrates with teammates after scoring against Bournemouth on December 8, 2018
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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