Fans of the Barclays Premier League will want to watch a legendary rivalry enter a new chapter live online when Liverpool travels to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on Saturday. The two clubs are level on points after four league games, and both managers face increased pressure to deliver early-season results.
Manchester United spent £115 million on summer signings — more than $177 million — but have taken only seven points from those first four league matches, leaving the second-year manager one loss away from the same record as manager that got his predecessor, David Moyes, a quick pink slip.
Meanwhile, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is feeling the heat after a shocking 3-0 home defeat to West Ham heading into the international break, on the heels of a goalless draw against Arsenal. After last season’s middling sixth-place, 62-point finish, the sluggish start seems like further disappointment after a disappointing season — especially considering that Liverpool came within one win of a Premier League title in the 2013-2014 campaign.
To find out how to watch the Manchester United vs. Liverpool match live online, see the streaming link in the final paragraph of this article. Kickoff is set for 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 12 at Old Trafford in Manchester. United States viewers can log in to the live stream at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time, 9:30 a.m. Pacific.
Liverpool, of course, remain without legendary captain Steven Gerrard, who transferred to the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer after last season. But the team appears likely to enter Old Trafford without its current captain, the injured Jordan Henderson, as well. While Henderson’s availability will be a game-day decision for Rodgers, James Milner — who with Manchester City played in numerous high-intensity derby matches against Manchester United — stands poised to step into the leadership role.
Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea returns to mind the net for the home side Saturday after signing a new contract with Manchester United — the club that nearly lost him to Real Madrid as the August transfer window closed. But a paperwork snafu killed the deal and landed the 24-year-old Spain international back at Old Trafford.
To watch the greatest Barclays Premier League rivalry write its latest chapter, Manchester United vs. Liverpool, live online, use the live stream provided by NBC Sports Live Extra at this link, or download the NBC Sports Live Extra app to watch the week five match on mobile devices.
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