Predicted Liverpool line-up to play Manchester United: Moreno and Sturridge to start

Anfield Night

Here is how we predict Liverpool will line up against Manchester United on Thursday evening:

Liverpool welcome Manchester United to Anfield this week for the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie.

The Reds will be buzzing after their last-gasp victory against Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Sunday, while United will be smarting after losing ground in the race for a top-four finish when they were defeated 1-0 away to West Bromwich Albion.

Spanish midfielder Juan Mata will no doubt be looking to make amends after seeing red at The Hawthorns and it will be interesting to see how this match plays out considering there is a second leg at Old Trafford later this month.

In early team news, Liverpool are without Joe Gomez, Kevin Stewart, Lucas Leiva, Jordan Rossiter and Danny Ings.

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp will know that despite their recent league form Liverpool’s best chance of qualifying for next season’s Champions League is through success in this competition, so expect him to play his strongest available side against United.

With all that in mind here is how we expect Liverpool to line up:

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