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“Klopp will be tempted by wildcard option” – Liverpool vs Man Utd preview

By Squawka News

Published: 12:21, 18 January 2020 | Updated: 13:39, 19 January 2020

Liverpool host rivals Manchester United at Anfield in Gameweek 23 with one hand already on the Premier League title.

The Reds will open up a huge 30-point gap over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side if they are victorious on Sunday afternoon – and the signs certainly suggest that they will.

Form can, of course, go out of the window in games such as these but Jurgen Klopp‘s side have not tasted defeat in 37 games and appear to have forgotten how to lose.

The Red Devils will be desperate to bring that impressive run to an end as they attempt to halt their rivals’ march towards the title.

Will Marcus Rashford be fit? Is Takumi Minamino going to feature? We’ve previewed the game with insight on the tactical battles and potential XIs we could see on Merseyside.

Elsewhere, a rejuvenated Watford host Spurs at Vicarage Road with Nigel Pearson looking to claim Jose Mourinho‘s scalp and Arsenal host Sheffield United.

Manchester City face Crystal Palace aiming to avoid a repeat of last season’s shock defeat at the Etihad while Chelsea travel to Newcastle.

Given the difficult fixtures several of the traditional top sides are facing, Frank Lampard will fancy his chances of tightening his grip on a Champions League place.

Meanwhile, basement boys Norwich host fellow strugglers Norwich City in a classic relegation six-pointer.

Watch the video at the top of the article to hear Squawka’s preview – and predictions – for Premier League Gameweek 23.

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