Liverpool has drawn their past matches against Fulham and Crystal Palace with scorelines of 2-2 and 1-1 respectively and lie on the 15th spot.
Manchester United had a worse start than their upcoming rivals as they have lost both of their matches of the season. They had to suffer a 1-2 loss against Brighton at Old Trafford to begin their campaign while they had a disaster in their second game with a 4-0 loss to Brentford.
Liverpool starts a back four of Trent Alexander Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil Van Dijk and Andy Robertson. Jordan Henderson replaces Fabinho in the deep-lying midfield role, and is supported by Harvey Elliott and James Milner.
Meanwhile, Ten Hag has benched Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Maguire, Fred, and Luke Shaw in favor of Raphael Varane, Scott McTominay, Tyrell Malacia, and Anthony Elanga.
Confirmed Line-ups for Manchester United:-
GK- De Gea, Defenders- Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia,
Mid-Fielders- McTominay, Eriksen, Forwards- Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford; Elanga
Subs:- Adrian, Davies, Van den Berg, Phillips, Tsimikas, Fabinho, Bajcetic, Clark, Carvalho
Confirmed Line-ups for Liverpool:-
GK- Alisson, Defenders- Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Mid-Fielders- Henderson, Elliott, Milner, Forwards- Salah, Diaz, Firmino
Subs:- Heaton, Maguire, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, Fred, Van de Beek, Garnacho, Martial, Ronaldo
Erik ten Hag made the decision to start Cristiano Ronaldo from the bench tonight, stating, “We know Liverpool is a really good team and you need to press them.” You have to do that out of a block and you need energy, which is why we chose Rashford, Sancho, and Elanga.
Liverpool has not picked Naby Keita in the squad amid speculation regarding his future with the team while United’s newest signing Casemiro would not start in the game as he has not yet arrived in Manchester.