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#MUTalkingPoint: United’s key men at Liverpool


13/10/2017 09:00, Report by Editorial team

Matches between Manchester United and Liverpool are traditionally decided by small margins and a single player can often emerge as a hero. But who will stand out this Saturday afternoon? Here, our team of writers focus on the men who might be influential at Anfield…

ManUtd.com’s Adam Marshall: We’re all hoping our super Spaniard won’t be too busy, but we know we can rely on him as the last line of defence. He made a couple of stunning saves in last year’s 0-0 draw at Anfield – they’re worth watching again – and he’s also in the form of his life. Having successfully qualified for the World Cup with his country, keeping his 10th clean sheet of the campaign in the process, David can continue furthering his claim to be the world’s best goalkeeper.

ManUtd.com’s Joe Ganley: Liverpool are averaging 2.4 goals per game at home this season, so halting Jurgen Klopp’s free-scoring strikeforce will be critical. De Gea usually delivers something superhuman here, but the Reds’ defence must also be stoic and protect him. Bailly is a brave, bold and decisive presence at the heart of Jose Mourinho’s backline – qualities which should suit this famously high-octane fixture. The Ivorian could also influence matters in the opposition box: Liverpool conceded 12 Premier League goals from set-pieces last season and United…

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