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ESPN – Liverpool take on Manchester United in a matchup with storylines to burn

A big, big, big, big game in the Premier League as Liverpool and Manchester United square off with a spot in the top four on the line. The boys chat with Louis van Gaal, Jamie Carragher, Kenny Dalglish and others ahead of this momentous clash. Premier League Spotlight previews the weekend's top-flight fixtures, highlighting the key points to keep an eye on as the action unfolds. Weekend fixtures Saturday Man City vs. West Brom Aston Villa vs. Swansea Newcastle vs. Arsenal Southampton vs. Burnley Stoke City vs. Crystal Palace Tottenham vs. Leicester West Ham vs. Sunderland Sunday Liverpool vs. Man United Hull City vs. Chelsea QPR vs. Everton Battle of the Weekend: Liverpool v Manchester United On a weekend when Barcelona and Real Madrid do battle in El Clasico, the Premier League version of that mighty battle will be played out at Anfield, as Liverpool and Manchester United face off for the 192nd time. It says much about the history of animosity between these two clubs that no player has moved…

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ESPN – Brendan Rodgers’ in-game tweaks pay off again as Liverpool win at Swansea

Liverpool maintained the pressure in the race for Champions League qualification as Jordan Henderson's fortunate second-half goal saw off Swansea at the Liberty Stadium to seal a 1-0 win. The ESPN FC panel discusses Liverpool's crucial victory over Swansea, as they set eyes on the Manchester United match. Liverpool's victory at Swansea City on Monday night was described by many as being somewhat fortunate. Garry Monk's side dominated the first half and could easily have gone into the break with a lead but for some fine goalkeeping from Simon Mignolet. That's not luck though, surely? After all, is that not why Liverpool invested ten million pounds to bring the Belgian to Anfield from Sunderland? Good goalkeepers earn points for their side by making saves, just as Mignolet did to deny Bafetimbi Gomis…

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