Premier League 2019-20: 4 players who will be vital for Manchester United against Liverpool
For Manchester United, the biggest news heading into the weekend was that Paul Pogba and David De Gea would both miss the game against Liverpool. The Red Devils are the underdogs in the fixture and face the daunting task of stopping a Liverpool side who have won their previous 17 games in the Premier League.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have a 100% record in the league this season. Liverpool has won all of their first eight games so far, scoring 20 goals and conceding just six. They are eight points clear at the top of the table and all the have momentum on their side. For the hosts, however, the situation is quite grave.
The Red Devils have won just two of their eight games so far in the league and are stranded in 12th position. A defeat at the hands of their bitter rivals at home would be demoralising, while they would also be at the risk of sliding further down the table.
United have won just once in the last five games in the league, drawing twice and losing twice in the process. That solitary victory arrived in mid-September, against Leicester City at home and it already seems like that was ages ago.
Despite the fact that United will be missing two of their most important players, the Red Devils will hope to start their turnaround by ending Liverpool’s 100% record in the league. Here are four players, who will be vital for United against Liverpool on Sunday.
#4 Sergio Romero
The Argentine goalkeeper is a brilliant back up to De Gea and has already shown in the past that he is ready to rise to the occasion. Sergio Romero was stellar for United in their maiden UEFA Europa League winning campaign a couple of seasons ago and could be called into action on Sunday, with De Gea almost certain to miss the game due to injury.
The Argentine is a tremendous shot-stopper and also reads the game very well. Against the league leaders on Sunday, Romero will have to be at his best to keep out a dangerous Liverpool attack. However, the task is not beyond the man and his performance on the night could very well define the game for his team.