Liverpool v Manchester United – Preview, Prediction, TV Listings, Betting Odds – EPL – 6 March 2011
The two most successful clubs in the history of English football meet in the Premier League as Liverpool hosts Manchester United. The match will take place at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England on Sunday, March 6, 2011. Kickoff is scheduled for 13:30 GMT (UK time), 14:30 CET (Central Europe), and 08:30 EST (USA Eastern).
Liverpool v Manchester United TV Listings
It will be televised on Fox Soccer Channel (USA), Setanta Sports (Canada), Sky Sports 1 (UK), Sky Sport (Italy), Sky Sport (Germany), C+ Sport (France), Sport TV1 (Portugal), and on Abu Dhabi Sports (Middle East).
Liverpool v Manchester United Preview
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish
“He has used psychology before in the pre-amble to matches, but he will only get sparring practice if he tries to use it on ourselves.
“We’ve both been a long time out of short trousers. It will have to be a good one to catch us out.”
“It was 40 years ago, and I was marking him in a reserve game!
“I was a big, bruising centre-back and he was up front. I read somewhere that he said he’d scored, but I thought we won 2-0. I’m probably wrong about that one as well. We definitely beat them, though.
“I was only 18 and in defence because of my height and aggression…! No, it was for educational purposes, that’s all.
“Fergie had gone for a lot of money to Rangers and they’d lost the Cup final to Celtic the year before. He might have been on the way out at Ibrox at the time.
“The first team played their game at Ibrox and the reserves were at Celtic Park, and he was up against us. I have to say he never gave me a problem!”
“He’s always dropped a letter of congratulations when you win something, always done that. But after Blackburn won the league he couldn’t resist a PS,” Dalglish explained.
“It said something about Devon Loch, but I wasn’t a fisherman so I didn’t know where that was.
“Maybe he’s glad I’m back to renew our rivalry – because we’re Glaswegian. Is that what you mean, the accent? I don’t know whether he is happy I’m back or not, really. I’m just happy I’m back. If he is unhappy about it, that’s not my problem.
“Is he still talking about my daughter? She will be there to haunt him on Sunday.”
Man Utd manager Alex Ferguson
“The role of the manager is to make sure the players are on the edge of their game all the time.”
“They’re human beings, individuals, and not every player is the same. Some players are self-motivated and can do that job themselves; others need it, some depend on it. Players are different species, they have a different way of operating and as a manager you have to recognise that and approach it on a case-by-case basis.”
“That’s what we found after the Manchester City game,” he explains. “The atmosphere was good in the week leading up to the match; there was a concentration and focus in training that I was pleased with. Losing to Wolves wasn’t a result we expected and you have to recover from that. We recovered well. It was good that we were playing City in some ways because it was such a huge fixture, a big derby. The players knew it was a big game and they delivered.”
“You remind the players of their responsibilities, that’s all part of the process. We can’t let a defeat pass without reacting ourselves as staff. That’s not our style. The players have to understand that we suffer as much as they do. It’s our job too, we’ve all prepared hard for the games, put in a lot of time and effort into preparing for matches.
“That happens for every game. It’s not just Manchester City, Liverpool or Chelsea – we did the same for Crawley. All the video analysis, the coaching, the medical staff – regardless of the result the staff give every effort to their jobs. So it’s part of the entire club to be geared to win. That helps at this stage of the season.”
Liverpool – Kelly (hamstring), Shelvey (knee)
Man Utd – Anderson & Hargreaves (both knee), Evans & Valencia (both ankle), Park (hamstring)
Team Stat Comparison
|Goals for *||1.6||1.6|
|Goals against *||0.8||1.3|
|Last 5 home||D-W-W-D-W||W-W-W-W-W|
|Last 5 away||L-W-W-L-L||L-W-L-W-D|
|* Goals per match – home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Goals||Fernando Torres 9||Dimitar Berbatov 19|
|Assists||Steven Gerrard 5||Nani 13|
|Yellows||Fernando Torres 6||Paul Scholes 8|
|Reds||Lucas 1||Nemanja Vidic 1|
|4/2||@West Bromwich Albion||4/2||@West Ham United|
Liverpool v Manchester United Prediction
Liverpool wins 2-1
Liverpool v Manchester United Betting Odds
Liverpool win – 17/10
Draw – 9/4
Man Utd win – 8/5