Liverpool head into Sunday’s trip to Old Trafford hoping to equal a Premier League record with a victory over Manchester United.

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds have won 17th consecutive league games, stretching back to last season, and one more would equal Manchester City’s record.

Liverpool have made an incredible start to the current campaign, in contrast to United, having picked up all 24 points on offer so far.

Given the difference in form, the Reds are favourites to make it nine wins from nine, however late fitness tests of three key players could have a significant part to play in deciding Sunday’s result.

According to BBC Sport, Liverpool are hoping that talisman Mo Salah will recover from an ankle injury to face United at Old Trafford, which would be a huge boost to their chances.

Salah has six goals in all competitions so far this season, and alongside Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane he is part of a formidable front three for the Reds.

Alisson has returned to training after suffering a calf injury in the opening game of the season, with Liverpool assessing the goalkeeper’s fitness ahead of a potential return.

Joel Matip is also in line to make a return to the Reds line-up, which would complete a great week for the centre-half after he penned a new long-term deal at Anfield on Friday.

This season’s form suggests a straightforward victory for Liverpool over United this weekend, however recent meetings between the two sides have caused problems for the current Premier League leaders.

Especially when the two go head-to-head at Old Trafford, as the Reds haven’t won any of their last six trips to their rivals, including a 0-0 draw in this fixture last season.

Liverpool’s only league win in this fixture of the last 10 meetings came at Anfield last season, as a 3-1 victory spelled the end of Jose Mourinho’s reign.

Meetings between the two clubs have the potential to be explosive, however the Reds will be hoping they can concentrate on keeping their current form going as they aim for a record equalling win.


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