Martial, Lindelof, Smalling, Dalot and Shaw All Travel with United to Liverpool



Manchester United seem to have gotten a major fitness boost ahead of their headliner fixture at Liverpool tomorrow. A host of players that had been considered doubtful, Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw, Victor Lindelof, Diogo Dalot and Chris Smalling, all made the trip with the team to Merseyside.

The biggest difference maker, at least in theory, figures to be Martial, who was injured versus Arsenal last week and missed United’s last two contests.  However, it appears now that the 23-year-old Frenchman could feature on Sunday. Meanwhile Dalot, Smalling, Shaw and Lindelof could all feature, alleviating United of the injury crisis that they have recently endured in the back line.

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Given his presence at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool, United’s team hotel, it appears that Lindelof is back in contention after being out for three weeks. Lindelof’s potential to feature here is a surprise to say the least.

Liverpool vs Manchester United FYIs

Kick-off: 4pm (BST), 11 am (EST), Sunday December 16th, Anfield

Odds via Bet365: Liverpool 4/7, Draw 3/1, Southampton 5/1

Form guide: Liverpool- WLWWWW   Manchester United- DWDDWL

Manchester United Starting XI Prediction, Jose Mourinho Press Conference Video: go to this link

Liverpool Starting XI Prediction, Jurgen Klopp Press Conference Video: go to this link

Google Result Probability: Liverpool win 63%, Draw 22%, Manchester United 15%

Prediction: Liverpool 2, Manchester United 1

Feel free to post your own starting XI predictions, as well as your best guess as to what the final score will be. Enjoy the match everybody!

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC and Chicago, regularly appears as a guest pundit on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation. 

He also contributes sociopolitical essays to Chicago NowFollow him on Twitter and Instagram. The content of his cat’s Instagram account is unquestionably superior to his.

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