Predicted Liverpool XI to play Manchester United - Sterling in, Allen out

Match to be played on Sunday 16th March 2014 at 13:30. Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester.

Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool have a great chance to send out a strong and clear message to their rivals this weekend when they go to Old Trafford to face Manchester United.

Liverpool have played some of the best attacking football in any of Europe’s top divisions and they are the current top scorers in the Premier League.

The return to fitness of Lucas and Mamadou Sakho has given Rodgers a couple of decisions to mull over ahead of the game but Liverpool will field a very dangerous team.

GK – Simon Mignolet

Liverpool’s current number one and a player who has a point to prove to Belgium ahead of the World Cup.

RB – Jon Flanagan

Flanagan’s form at right-back is the reason Glen Johnson is currently being used over on the left. It’s been a remarkable season for a player who continues to get better.

CB – Martin Skrtel

Skrtel injects real aggression into the back four. He’ll get stuck in and will try and make things very difficult for United’s attacking stars to have any impact on the game.

CB – Daniel Agger

There’s no reason for Rodgers to drop Agger as he played well in Liverpool’s last game against Southampton.

LB – Glen Johnson

Johnson could be someone that United try and exploit as he’s playing on the opposite side to his usual position. He has enough experience and quality to be wise to the tactics.

RM – Raheem Sterling

Sterling’s pace is going to be a vital asset on the counter attack in this game. Old Trafford houses a very large pitch which means plenty of space for Sterling to attack.

CM – Jordan Henderson

Henderson has been one of Liverpool’s best midfielders this season. He’s got a big engine and will cover multiple positions and different roles throughout the game.

CM – Steven Gerrard

Gerrard will drop off when the side is under pressure and everyone knows about his ability t bomb forward and attack. He really gets stuck in whenever this fixtures comes about.

LM – Philippe Coutinho

Coutinho may start on the left but he won’t always stay there. When Johnson is forward or when Daniel Sturridge drifts wider, he’ll move in centrally to play behind Luis Suarez.

ST – Daniel Sturridge

Sturridge will try and cause chaos in different positions during this game. He’s a very effective player in a number of attacking areas and only needs one chance to bag a goal.

ST – Luis Suarez

Suarez and United have history, which means the Uruguayan shouldn’t have any trouble getting himself up for this game. He’ll take a lot of abuse from the home crowd which could inspire him to win this game for Liverpool.

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