Manchester United will be travelling to Anfield this weekend to face their ultimate rivals in what is expected to be a thrilling meeting.
Both teams enter the game at the back of two exhilarating Premier League fixtures, with Manchester United conceding a late goal to draw against Newcastle on Tuesday night with a score of 3-3. Whereas, Liverpool took a point at the 90th minute against Arsenal a day later, ending the game with the same score.
This will be the 194th meeting between the two rivals, with both teams finding themselves below the top five of the Premier League table. A spot in the Champions League is a mutual target.
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is still recovering from a hamstring injury he sustained at the start of January and will be unfit to face the Red Devils.
Striker Daniel Sturridge looks no closer to making a comeback since he got himself injured at the start of December.
As an upside, Captain Jordan Henderson and Jordon Ibe may be available for this encounter.
Liverpool’s lengthy list of injured players still remains, with the lack of defenders in the squad forcing Jurgen Klopp to sign Queens Park Rangers defender Steven Caulker on a loan till the end of the season.
Though Bastian Schweinsteiger (knee) and Phil Jones (ankle) may be closing to a comeback, they are not expected to return in time for the game.
Manchester United sport their own set of long term absentees with Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia, Marco Rojo and Michael Carrick all unavailable.
Adnan Januzaj could return on the bench as he returns from a loan spell at Borussia Dortmund.
All three of the latest meetings between the two have gone in favor of Manchester United, with the latest victory earlier this season ending with a score of 3-1 at Old Trafford.
United have won six of their last eight league meetings with Liverpool and two of the last four at Anfield.
Liverpool have lost 11 times at home to United, more defeats than against any other visitor in the competition
Date: Sunday, 17th January, 2016
Time: 14:05 BST
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
Liverpool: Mignolet; Clyne, Toure, Sakho, Moreno; Henderson, Milner, Can; Lallana, Ibe, Firmino
Manchester United: De Gea; Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Young; Schweinsteiger, Schneiderlin; Herrera, Mata, Martial; Rooney
Liverpool 2-2 Manchester United
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