Preview: Liverpool vs. Manchester United

Sports Mole looks ahead to the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Manchester United.

Liverpool will be looking to maintain their 100% start to the Premier League when they host Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday.

Brendan Rodgers's side have defeated Stoke City and Aston Villa both 1-0 and have impressed with their performances both home and away.

On the other hand, David Moyes's United have picked up four points from their opening two matches of the campaign, hammering Swansea City 4-1 away from home before drawing 0-0 with Chelsea at Old Trafford on Monday.

United will know that winning at Anfield will be a huge boost in their attempt to retain the league title, but will have to do so without the injured trio of Javier Hernandez, Rafael da Silva and Nani.

Meanwhile, Liverpool will take to the pitch without the suspended striker Luis Suarez and are also expected to leave Aly Cissokho, Joe Allen and Kolo Toure out of their squad because of injuries.

However, Martin Skrtel has recovered from his injury and is likely to return to the heart of the Reds defence alongside Daniel Agger, with Jose Enrique expected to start at left-back.

Recent form

Liverpool: WW

Manchester United: WD

Possible starting lineups

Liverpool: Mignolet; Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique; Lucas, Gerrard, Henderson; Aspas, Coutinho; Sturridge

Manchester United: De Gea; Jones, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra; Carrick, Cleverley; Valencia, Rooney, Welbeck; Van Persie

Sports Mole says: 1-2

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
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2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
9Everton2376102538-1327
10Watford2375113342-926
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
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