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Last five meetings between Manchester United vs Liverpool

Manchester United were supposed to host Liverpool on 2nd May, but it was postponed due to fans' protest. They meet each other this Thursday as we take a look at how things panned out in their previous five meetings.

Last updated: 12.05.2021
Last five meetings between Manchester United vs Liverpool

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Premier League is set for some exciting fixtures in the coming days, with top teams fighting for a spot in Europe. While Manchester City are on top with 80 points and need United to lose a game to lift the Premier League title. Manchester United are second in the league table and there’s little or no hope of them winning the league. Defending Champions Liverpool have found themselves in an uncomfortable position this season as they sit sixth with just 57 points as Champions League football looks unlikely.

Manchester United are set to face Liverpool in an exciting Premier League clash on 14th May. The match was set to happen before but was called off because of fans protesting inside Old Trafford. Here we take a look at how the past five meetings between Manchester United and Liverpool have panned out.


1. Manchester United 3-2 Liverpool (FA Cup)

Venue – Old Trafford                        

Date – 24th January 2021

United hosted Liverpool at the Old Trafford after just playing out a 0-0 draw one week before. United came into the game having gone unbeaten in their last four games. As for Liverpool, they won just one of their last six fixtures. Salah chipped over Henderson to give Liverpool the lead in the game but the lead was cut short by Greenwood’s equalizer on a counter. Rashford put United ahead with a well-placed shot in the early second half. Salah equalizes again for the Reds. A 78th-minute freekick from Bruno turned out to be the winner as United came from behind to knock Liverpool out of the FA Cup.

2. Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United (Premier League)

Venue – Anfield

Date – 17th January 2021

Manchester United carried an 11-game unbeaten run into this game and looked to be favorites against the defending champions, who were struggling. The first half ended goalless with both teams having a fair share of chances. The second half was exciting again with some close misses but eventually, the game ended goalless. This allowed United to remain at the top of the table. Liverpool now failed to score in three consecutive games.

3. Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United (Premier League)

Venue- Anfield

Date – 19th January 2020

Manchester United were in desperate need of three points to push for a Champions League spot. Liverpool were clear favorites to win the Premier League title. Virgil van Dijk scored Liverpool’s first goal of the game in the 14th minute. Liverpool scored another in the 25th minute but it was ruled out due to a foul. The first half ended with Liverpool leading by a one-goal margin. Manchester United came out all guns blazing in the second half and created many chances. But Salah buried another in the 93rd minute to seal the game for Liverpool.

4. Manchester United 1-1 Liverpool (Premier League)

Venue – Old Trafford

Date – 20th October 2019

Manchester United hosted Liverpool at Old Trafford as the Scousers were chasing their first Premier League title. Liverpool had history in their sights coming into this game. If Liverpool managed to win, they would equal Manchester City’s 18 consecutive wins. However, United score the first goal of the game through Rashford in the 36th minute. Liverpool thought they equalized in the 44th minute but VAR ruled out the goal because of Mane’s handball. However, Liverpool managed to score the equalizer in the 85th minutes through Lallana. The game ended 1-1 and ended Liverpool’s perfect start to the season.

5. Manchester United 0-0 Liverpool (Premier League)

Venue – Old Trafford

Date – 24th February 2019

Liverpool came into the game to reclaim the top spot from Manchester City, while the Red Devils could strengthen their grip on the fourth spot. The reverse fixture ended in a 3-1 victory for Klopp’s side. Ander Herrera was subbed off early due to an injury scare and a few mins later,   Mata was subbed off as well. Liverpool were forced to make an early substitution as Sturridge replaced Firmino. Something was wrong in this game. The best chance of the first half came in the 42nd minute as Lingard’s shot was saved by Alisson. A minute later, Lingard was substituted for Sanchez. Four players were substituted due to an injury in the first half itself. The game ended 0-0 at full time as Liverpool moved a point clear of City.

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