Liverpool star Mohamed Salah reveals personal goal for Man Utd clash

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Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah failed to score against Manchester United in October
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Manchester United vs. Liverpool

Liverpool’s 24-goal striker Mohamed Salah has issued a warning to Manchester United ahead of tomorrow’s big clash at Old Trafford.

After scoring against Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal this season, Salah aims to complete his top-six record with a goal against United.

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The Egyptian told Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher that he faces a tough task against United keeper David de Gea, but is excited to take on one of the best stoppers in the world.

Salah, who was named the Premier League player of the month for February, said: “He [De Gea] is a great goalkeeper and this is the only team I did not score against in the top six this season, so I will try.

“I try to look for a goal in any game I play. I thought already about that and I’m very excited to play in that game because this is the only team in the top six I didn’t score against. Only Manchester [United]!”

Liverpool hope that Jordan Henderson (dead leg) and Georginio Wijnaldum (illness) will be available while United are waiting on the fitness of striker Anthony Martial.

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Everton vs. Brighton & Hove Albion

Under-pressure Everton manager Sam Allardyce admits that he will face the sack unless his team start winning matches.

The Toffees have won only twice in 12 games and Allardyce told The Guardian he is “under no illusions” about his position. He said: “I have always said that managers stay in a job when they win football matches. I can’t continue to lose football matches. It is as simple as that.”

Tenth-placed Brighton are on a good run of form and manager Chris Hughton was “sounding upbeat” ahead of their trip to Goodison Park, Sky Sports reports. Hughton was named manager of the month for February and said: “This is the best form we’ve been in this season - but the next game is always the toughest.”

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Huddersfield Town vs. Swansea City

Both teams are on 30 points in the Premier League table and only three ahead of Crystal Palace who occupy 18th spot. A victory for Huddersfield or Swansea will help pull them clear of the drop zone, while a loss will leave either team in trouble.

Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal is expecting an exciting game against Huddersfield, in what is a classic relegation “six-pointer”. Carvalhal told Swansea’s official website: “Huddersfield like to have the ball and they like to attack, and for sure it will be two positive teams on Saturday even though both are fighting to stay up. It will not be a negative game. Both teams want to have the ball so let’s see what happens. They are a difficult side to play against but we think we can be difficult too. We go there looking for some points.”

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Newcastle United vs. Southampton

Southampton and Newcastle go into tomorrow’s relegation clash just one point and two points clear of the drop zone respectively.

Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino admits that his side face a “massive” final nine games of the Premier League season. He told Sky Sports: “Thinking about the next nine games, every single game will be massive. Because we have to try and do our job as soon as possible, and I think we are ready to compete. I don’t like it and I suffer when we can’t get good results, like fans, like everybody.”

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West Bromwich Albion vs. Leicester City

Alan Pardew has urged his West Brom squad to believe in themselves. The Baggies are languishing at the bottom of the Premier League but Pardew says his players need to take on more “responsibility” and “understand their true worth”.

He told the Birmingham Mail: “We still have good players here who can go up a level and that’s what we need to get now, players who can go up a level. There is a tendency to feel sorry for yourself in this situation and ‘it’s his fault, it’s their fault, blah, blah, blah’. It’s not about pointing the finger at anybody else, it is about pointing the finger at yourself, and improving yourself.”

Leicester will be without Daniel Amartey for the West Brom clash, but Danny Simpson and Shinji Okazaki could return.

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West Ham United vs. Burnley

West Ham are only three points clear of the relegation zone, but midfielder Manuel Lanzini believes the club can secure Premier League safety.

After losing 4-1 to Swansea last weekend, Lanzini told Sky Sports: “I’m really looking forward to changing the situation we’re in. The team didn’t perform as well as they could [against Swansea] and it is never nice to lose in a match. We’re sad when we lose a match but we are really trying to turn things around and we believe we can.”

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Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace

Palace striker Wilfried Zaha could return for the clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge after making a “remarkable recovery” from a knee injury, The Guardian reports.

Palace are in the relegation zone and the return of Zaha would be a huge boost. Palace boss Roy Hodgson said: “He’s so far ahead of schedule. I’ve got to make it clear: it is a remarkable recovery and we have to be very careful to make certain that, just because he can take part in two modified training sessions, he really is coming back as the Wilfried Zaha he was before the injury. I would be delighted if it was possible for him to play any part [against Chelsea].”

Chelsea are missing David Luiz because of an ankle injury but Goal.com reports that Ross Barkley is back in training and could play against Palace.

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Arsenal vs. Watford

After their victory against AC Milan in the Europa League Arsenal could be without Hector Bellerin (knee) and Nacho Monreal (back) for the match against ninth-placed Watford.

Sead Kolasinac and Calum Chambers came off injured in Milan and are doubtful but striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returns after being cup-tied for the Europa League win.

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AFC Bournemouth vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has told Sky Sports that his team must be focused against a Spurs side that will be “hurting” following their Champions League exit against Juventus.

Howe said: “They have been playing really well lately and are on a really good unbeaten run. The [Champions League] exit will have really hurt them, they were the best team for the majority of that game.

“Being at home, we have to focus on ourselves. The run of form for us has been very strong. Since Christmas we have been very strong and have beaten some big teams here. If we play well the crowd get behind us and we can make it difficult for opposing teams. I think we are capable of beating anybody here.”

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Stoke City vs. Manchester City

Stoke are fighting for survival in the Premier League and host runaway leaders Manchester City on Monday evening.

Sitting 19th in the table Stoke will face City without forward Mame Diouf, who has a shoulder injury, Sky Sports reports. Midfielder Stephen Ireland and goalkeeper Lee Grant are also ruled out but defender Kevin Wimmer and striker Saido Berahino could feature.

This weekend’s Premier League fixtures

Tomorrow (3pm unless stated)

Sunday

  • Arsenal vs. Watford (1.30pm, live on Sky Sports)
  • AFC Bournemouth vs. Tottenham Hotspur (4pm, live on Sky Sports)

Monday

  • Stoke City vs. Manchester City (8pm, live on Sky Sports)

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