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Manchester set for Liverpool visit in derby match

Posted on | September 12, 2008 | 1 Comment

This weekend the defending champions are set to travel to fierce rival Liverpool.
Liverpool is level on points with the leader Chelsea which travels to Manchester City while  Manchester United are 3 points behind but with one less game.



United has not lost in Premier League at Liverpool since 2001 and won five from the last six meetings.
Manchester will not count on Cristiano Ronaldo who is recovering after surgery while Liverpool may miss Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres who are recovering after injuries.
This game could also mean the debut of Dimitar Berbatov for Manchester and Albert Riera for Liverpool.
Berbatov who joined Manchester last week for £ 30.75 m from Tottenham could cover the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo. Berbatov could be the key player for United if he can take advantage of the defensive weakness that Liverpool showed  last seasons.
The importance of the match was reflected  by Alvaro Arbeloa in an interview for the Liverpool‘s official website, considering that the game worths more then 3 points .
Also he spoke about the past home matches that were lost by Liverpool in the last minute or after a corner kick. Arbeloa considers that those losses could be avoided and hopes that they will delight the fans on Saturday.
Liverpool haven’t won any Premier League title since 1990 and now they are prepared more then ever to change the history.



One Response to “Manchester set for Liverpool visit in derby match”

  1. David
    September 12th, 2008 @ 5:00 am

    “if he can take advantage of the defensive weakness that Liverpool showed last season”… I sometimes wonder if the people who write these articles know anything about football? Liverpool’s problem has never been the defense, Reina has won the Golden Glove for least goals conceded THREE seasons running. The reason we did so poorly last season was all the draws we kept getting, because our defense was keeping them out, and our strikers (with the exception of F.T) couldn’t get them in.

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