Liverpool vs Man Utd: Sky Sports results for combined XI ahead of Premier League clash at Anfield | Soccer News


We asked you to name your combined Liverpool and Manchester United XI on Sky Sports this week – and now the results are in.

England’s two most decorated sides meet at Anfield on Tuesday – but, given their current struggles, are there any Manchester United players who form a combined XI with players from this Liverpool side?

As Jurgen Klopp’s side chase an unprecedented treble and enter the game having reached their first FA Cup final in 10 years with an impressive 3-2 win over Premier League title rivals Manchester City at Wembley , United’s only remaining target for the season is to finish in the top four.

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United boosted their chances of securing a Champions League spot with a 3-2 win over Norwich on Saturday – but were far from convincing against the Premier League’s bottom club.

Speaking after the previous week’s loss to another relegation-threatened side, Everton, Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville said none of United’s players were ahead of their counterparts at Liverpool.

So, have any Manchester United players earned starting spots in Sky Sports’ combined Readers’ XI? No, not a…

Recent arrivals from Liverpool, Ibrahima Konate and Luis Diaz, replace current starters Joel Matip and Diogo Jota, with the remaining nine players regular first-team starters.

Meanwhile, Alisson received more than three times as many votes as David de Gea between the sticks.

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What do the statistics say?

Which players would make the combined XI based on stats so far this season? We used the Sky Sports Power Rankings to find out…

The rankings are based on 35 Premier League match stats and we’ve used the season-to-date table to select the best performing XI so far.

According to the data, two Manchester United midfielders make the cut: Bruno Fernandes and Fred, with the latter arguably a surprise inclusion after being frequently scrutinized.

However, the Brazilian has still scored eight goals and produced team-leading numbers for tackles and possession in the middle and defensive thirds combined in the Premier League this season.

In addition to Fred and Fernandes edging Jordan Henderson and Thiago to the starting spots, Matip outscores teammate Konate in defense, while Jota drops Diaz in attack.

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