The two sides meet in Europe for the first time ever on Thursday evening.
It is the first time that the two sides have ever met in Europe meaning all eyes will be focused on Anfield as a result.
Neither have enjoyed particularly stellar campaign in the Premier League, and are eyeing up this competition as a route into the Champions League because of that fact.
Key to the fixture is sure to be the midfield battle, and particularly interesting will be the clash of both Germany’s past and present.
But which player has enjoyed the better Premier League campaign this season?
|Team||Goals||Goal Assist||Accurate Pass per Game||Passing Accuracy||Won Tackle per Game||Duel Won per Gae||Interception Won per Game||Ball Recovery per Game|
|Bastian Schweinsteiger||Man Utd||1||0||53.47||86%||1.35||4.65||1.35||6.12|
When it comes to goals and assists they are level, having managed one strike a piece and no assists so far.
Beyond that though, it is youth that triumphs on this occasion, with Can a clear winner in six of the four other categories.
He has posted more tackles won per game, more defensive duels won, more interceptions won and more ball recoveries than his experienced counterpart this season.
When it comes to passing though, Schweinsteiger has the edge, registering more accurate passes per game and a better overall passing accuracy.
A win for Can nonetheless who will be hoping to enjoy similar impressive domination in this game also.