Liverpool vs. Man United live score, updates, highlights & lineups from Premier League

Liverpool take on Manchester United at Anfield, with the visitors desperate to puncture their great rivals’ Premier League title dream. 

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds come into this one in fine form and will be looking to go top of the Premier League table with just six games left, building on their impressive victory over Manchester City in the semi-final of the FA Cup.

With an unprecedented quadruple looking increasingly possible, a strong win against their longtime rivals would only lift spirits further.

On the other hand, United will be keen to build on their momentum after a narrow 3-2 victory over Norwich City at Old Trafford last weekend, which catapulted them back into the race for the top four and potential UEFA Champions League football next season.

The match is overshadowed slightly for the visitors by the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo after the tragic loss of his baby boy.

This match carries huge significance in the races for the title and Europe, while it remains one of the biggest rivalries in world football. 

The Sporting News is following the match live and providing live score updates, highlights and commentary below.

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Liverpool vs. Man United live score

  1H 2H Final
Liverpool  2 3
Man United 0 0


LIV — Mané (Diaz) — 68th min.

LIV — Salah (Mané) — 22nd min.

LIV — Diaz (Salah) — 5th min.

Liverpool vs. Man United live updates and highlights

70th min: Liverpool’s three goals have been spread across their attack. Each member of their front three has one goal and one assist in this game. Diaz is off for Jota.

68th min: GOAL!

Robertson intercepts the ball in the left back position. He carries forward, over the halfway line, coming inside. Diaz is on his outside, and Robertson finds him at the corner of the area. Diaz fires a square ball, that finds Mané inside the area. On his left, he places the ball past De Gea.

65th min: Alisson is forced into two close range saves in quick succession as United pass through his team. The mood in Anfield isn’t quite as comfortable as it was in the first half.

63rd min: Liverpool’s possession in this half hasn’t had as much purpose as it did in the first half, and they’re having to find their rhythm in attack when they manage to get on the ball. United are carrying more of a threat on the break than they did in the first half.

59th min: It’s better from United, who have been more aggressive in the second half. Sancho is played into space on the left. He’s one on one against Alexander-Arnold. He tries to skin the full back after a couple of stepovers, but the English defender is up to the challenge. United have a free kick in a central area, fairly deep. Fernandes tries to lift it into a dangerous area, but he miscalculates and it’s Alisson gathers.

55th min: United manage a shot. They play the ball into Liverpool’s area, Sancho fired at a ball headed down to him, amidst a crowd of Liverpool bodies. The shot didn’t carry much threat, and Alisson wasn’t overly troubled with it. Mané goes down after trying to bring down a long ball in the centre circle, with Lindelöf challenging him from behind, but he’s back on his feet.

54th min: Liverpool are just stepping it up a little here. They’re keeping the ball amongst themselves, and United spend a couple of minutes chasing shadows as they do so.

50th min: Man United are playing at a better tempo in this half. The hosts still look in control, but it’s an improvement from the visitors so far. Wan-Bissaka moved to the left side of the defence towards the end of the first half, swapping with Dalot, and that’s how they’ve started the second half.

47th min: A sloppy start to the second half by the home team. Van Dijk gives the ball away on the left, and United have a corner. They don’t make anything of it.

Halftime: Martin Atkinson is back on the pitch, receiving what may be the loudest cheer of his career as he reemerges.

The referee has gone off the pitch and into the tunnel area now. He’s taken off his top, presumably to change his communications equipment completely. There are several balls on the pitch, and there are Olés from the crowd as the players pass them between themselves. We’re still waiting for the second half here.

Jadon Sancho is on for United, with Phil Jones off. It looks like United will return to their back four. There’s a delay to the kick off as the referee rolls up his sleeves and has his radio equipment tinkered with.

It’s been Liverpool’s half, and it’s felt like the visitors have been waiting for halftime since the 25th minute. Ralf Rangnick will need to find something special at halftime to turn this one around.

43rd min: Liverpool have been happy to keep the ball in the last few minutes. United’s shape isn’t particularly compact meaning, when Liverpool keep the ball at the back, United move up the pitch and it’s relatively easy for their deeper players to slide the ball into their more advanced players.

39th min: Liverpool have slowed down just a little after the first half an hour. Marcus Rashford run onto a long ball, in behind Liverpool’s high line, but his touch is too loose and it runs through to Alisson on the edge of his area.

35th min: Manchester United survive a series of Liverpool corners, with De Gea punching away, and have a corner of their own. Fernandes’ kick comes to nothing in the end. Liverpool’s counter, started by Alisson fizzing the ball to Diaz in the United half, doesn’t quite come off. Eventually Liverpool have the ball in the back of the net from a Fabinho shot in the area but Diaz, who got the final touch, was offside.

Liverpool’s second for AUS:

30th min: Liverpool are playing with so much confidence at the moment. Thiago, in particular, is getting a lot of time on the ball, and that is not what Ralf Rangnick will want to see.

Liverpool’s second for USA:

26th min: There’s a long way to go in this game, but you fear for Man United. Elanga overhits a cross into the area, it goes all the way through to Wan-Bissaka on the other side, who gives away a throw in under pressure from Mané. That’s the best thing United have done in twenty minutes.

Liverpool’s second for CAN:

Liverpool’s second for UK:

22nd min: GOAL!

Champagne football from Liverpool. They play their way up the pitch. Joel Matip and Thiago both impressive during the move. The ball is popped into Mané just outside the D, back to goal. With his first touch he lifts the ball into the path of Mo Salah, running in from the right. It lands in his path and he’s through on goal. He makes it 2-0 without breaking a sweat.

18th min: Manchester United are really struggling here. I can’t remember the last time they managed to string two passed together, and the game is being played almost completely in their half.

17th min: Almost everything Liverpool are doing is coming down their right hand side. Henderson, Alexander-Arnold and Salah are interchanging freely there. The concern with a back three is being exposed in the wide areas, and opting for that strategy against a team with as much strength out wide is a brave call from the United manager. It hasn’t paid off early on.

15th min: It looks like Lingard has come on to play on the right, with Fernandes moving centrally. Playing Lingard in that position instead of Sancho is certainly an eyebrow raising call from Rangnick.

Liverpool’s goal for USA:

Liverpool’s goal for UK:

12th min: Lingard is on for Pogba now. If that injury lasts more than a few weeks, these opening ten minutes could be the last ten minutes of his United career. Diaz heads over after a Liverpool corner.

Liverpool’s goal for AUS:

Liverpool’s goal for CAN:

9th min: Jesse Lingard is getting ready to come on. Paul Pogba isn’t moving freely.

6th min: GOAL!

It’s far too easy for Liverpool. A ball down their right. Maguire half goes with Mané, Salah and Alexander-Arnold both run onto the ball. Jones and Lindelöf are tracking back in the middle but it’s a simple square ball for Salah to find Diaz in the area, who in turn is left with a simple finish. There’s a bit of afters between Alexander-Arnold and De Gea.

3rd min: It looks like it will be a back three for United. Rashford has started through the centre, with Fernandes playing a narrow right sided role.

1st min: Kick off! The game is underway.

2 mins to KO: The teams are out of the tunnel and lining up on the pitch. They’re greeted by a stadium in full voice. Under the lights, the stage is set.

10 mins to KO: Just under ten minutes to go now. Both teams have been through their warm ups, and you can feel the sense of occasion in the ground.

25 mins to KO: David De Gea is out and warming up. You get the feeling he could be in for a busy night.

40 mins to KO: The inclusion of Phil Jones is the most interesting aspect of United’s lineup. It could mean a back three, but Jones is also capable of playing in midfield. It could be a 4-3-3 with Fernandes pushed forward into the central attacking role, or a 4-2-2-2 with Jones and Matic anchoring behind Pogba and Fernandes. Telles on the bench is slightly surprising, although his form hasn’t been the best. Dalot will likely fill in at left back.

50 mins to KO: It’s all smiles for the hosts as they arrive. Klopp’s team are flying at the moment and, bar a minor issue for Firmino, there’s not been much in recent weeks to furrow those brows.

60 mins to KO: There are no real surprises for the hosts. For United, Phil Jones’ inclusion is unexpected. It remains to be seen whether it’s a back five.

1 hour 30 mins to KO: The latest edition of this history rivalry is only two hours away. When these two meet, it’s usually unmissable.

1 hour 45 mins to KO: Welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of Liverpool vs. Manchester United. We’ll have confirmed team news at the top of the hour. 

Liverpool vs. Man United predicted lineups

Diogo Jota returns to starting contention after making a cameo appearance in the FA Cup semi-final win over City. Roberto Firmino misses out with a minor foot injury.

Liverpool starting lineup (4-3-3): Alisson (GK) — Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson — Handerson, Fabinho, Thiago — Salah, Mané, Diaz

Liverpool substitutes (9): Kelleher, Konaté, Milner, Keita, Gomez, Jones, Jota, Tsimikas, Origi

Ralf Rangnick has a few absences to juggle. Cristiano Ronaldo is absent on compassionate leave, after one of his expected twins died during childbirth. Fred misses the game with a hip flexor problem, while Varane doesn’t return in time. Luke Shaw also misses out after having bolts removed from his calf, McTominay is back in contention but only makes the bench.

Man United starting lineup (5-4-1): De Gea (GK) — Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelöf, Jones Dalot — Fernandes, Matic, Pogba, Elanga — Rashford

Man United substitutes (9): Henderson, Telles, Bailly, Hannibal, Lingard, Mata, McTominay, Garnacho, Sancho

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How to watch Liverpool vs. Man United

  UK USA Canada Australia
Date April 19 April 19 April 19 April 20
Time 20:00 BST 15:00 ET 15:00 ET 5:00 AET
TV channel Sky Sports Main Event USA Network/Telemundo Deportes Optus Sport
Streaming NOW TV fuboTV/NBCSports DAZN Optus Sport

In the US, televised Premier League games are also available on fuboTV, which also offers a free trial to new subscribers.

In Canada, every Premier League game streams live on DAZN

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