Man United vs Liverpool: Team news, how to watch on TV, kick-off time and fan protests

Man United vs Liverpool: Team news, kick-off time and fan protests

Fans are seen protesting Manchester United's Glazer ownership outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford. The game was eventually postponed.

Manchester United attempt to take on Liverpool tonight in the rearranged Premier League clash at Old Trafford.

The initial game on Sunday 2 May was postponed due to anti-Glazer protests, which saw the teams stuck in their hotel as Man United fans got into the stadium and onto the pitch.

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The fixture was rearranged for Thursday 13 May as part of a hectic schedule for United who played on Saturday and Tuesday also.

Avram Glazer (L) and Joel Glazer, the Co-Chairmen of Manchester United whose tenure in charge of the club has been increasingly unpopular.

What time is kick-off?

Man Utd vs Liverpool will kick off at 8.15pm.

That means the game will start little more than 48 hours after the end of United’s clash with Leicester on Tuesday night.

It is the second Premier League game of the night, following on from Aston Villa vs Leicester City which kicks off at 6pm.

Manchester United vs Liverpool TV channel and live stream

Thursday’s game will be shown by Sky Sports.

Coverage of the match will start at 8pm on their Main Event and Premier League channels. Those with subscriptions can stream the game through Sky Go on a variety of devices, including smartphones and tablets.

The coverage on Sky Sports Premier League is without the fake crowd noise piped in.

Will there be another fan protest?

Another demonstration is planned by Manchester United fans on Thursday night, when United can all but end Liverpool’s hopes of reaching the top-four.

Fans remain unhappy with the Glazer family, which was heightened after the European Super League fiasco.

Officials from both clubs, plus the Premier League, are confident that the game will go ahead, however.

What is the team news and injury news?

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire is sidelined after he sustained ankle ligament damage against Aston Villa on Sunday.

Anthony Martial and Phil Jones remain out for United, while Daniel James has missed recent matches.

Liverpool will be without centre-back Ozan Kabak and midfielders James Milner and Naby Keita as none of the trio have recovered from the knocks which kept them out of Saturday’s win over Southampton.

Manager Jurgen Klopp has expressed his confidence in fielding the relatively-inexperienced central-defensive partnership of Nat Phillips and 20-year-old Rhys Williams, who kept a clean sheet against Saints.

Captain Jordan Henderson will not play for the club again this season as he continues his comeback from groin surgery. Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip remain long-term caualties.

Manchester United provisional squad: De Gea, Henderson, Grant, Wan-Bissaka, Williams, Lindelof, Bailly, Tuanzebe, Shaw, Telles, Matic, McTominay, Fred, Pogba, Fernandes, Mata, Diallo, Van De Beek, Elanga, Rashford, Greenwood, Cavani.

Liverpool provisional squad: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, R Williams, Phillips, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Thiago, Salah, Firmino, Mane, Adrian, N Williams, Koumetio, Tsimikas, Jones, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jota, Shaqiri, Woodburn.