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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Liverpool are in the midst of preparing for Sunday's big game against Manchester United. Rarely has a game between the two fierce rivals been as anticipated as Sunday's top-of-the-table clash. Man United leapfrogged the champions into first place in the table with a victory over Burnley on Tuesday evening but the Reds know they can go level on points once more with a win at Anfield. Here is a digest of the latest Liverpool headlines in the build-up to the fixture. Summer signing identified It should not come as a surprise that the Reds have been linked with a number of centre-backs this month. Long-term injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, plus Joel Matip's ongoing fitness issues, mean that Jurgen Klopp's defence has had a rather makeshift look to it recently. That has led to plenty of names being churned out by the rumour mill, ranging from the likes of Sergio Ramos to David Alaba. One player who has been talked about and who is of genuine interest is Brighton & Hove Albion's Ben White. The Reds scouted White extensively last season during his successful loan spell with Leeds United in the Championship but opted against making a move last summer due to the recognition that the centre-back would need more top-level experience before being ready to make the switch to Anfield. Read More Related Articles 'Klopp knows this now' - Paul Merson makes Liverpool midfield claim Read More Related Articles Five things we spotted in Liverpool training ahead of Manchester United When White signed a new deal in September, the Reds' hopes were not dashed, due to taking a more long-term view on the player. With Liverpool's recruitment system operating two transfer windows ahead, any assessments on White were with a view to the 2021 summer market. That means that, whilst there may be no new arrivals this month, White could well be on the recruitment list come the summer. Read more on how the recruitment department is currently working at Anfield this month. Fernandes problem Whilst Manchester United's overall transfer record has been patchy in recent years, there can be no denying the impact Bruno Fernandes has made at Old Trafford.
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. Fernandes has been responsible for 31 per cent of Man United's creativity in the league this season in terms of expected assists, with the next highest Anthony Martial on just nine per cent. One area that has perhaps gone unnoticed is his off-the-ball influence, with Fernandes ranked sixth in the Premier League when it comes to pressuring opponents on the ball. This could well play into the Reds' hands, however, with Jurgen Klopp's side likely to dominate possession in Sunday's game. The matches where Fernandes has offered the least creatively have been the games where he has recorded the most pressures this season.
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Get all the latest Liverpool injury and team news as Klopp faces selection dilemma, plus breaking news and analysis of what's next for the Reds. You'll also get the latest transfer talk and analysis straight to your inbox every day with our FREE email newsletter. Sign up here - it only takes a few seconds! In four games against the big six this season, Fernandes has accumulated just 0.2 assists. Read more on why Liverpool may be best placed to nullify Fernandes' thread. United injury worries Manchester United are sweating on the fitness of three players for the clash on Sunday. The Red Devils' victory over Burnley, which took them top of the table, came at a cost, with both Anthony Martial and Nemanja Matic suffering late injuries. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was already without the services of Victor Lindelof, with a longstanding back problem meaning the Swede has played just two of their last seven matches. It remains to be seen whether any of the trio will be fit to feature at Anfield.
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