The battle for pride has rarely been more important and more intriguing.
Liverpool host Manchester United this evening in the Europa League last 16 first leg, the first all-English European tie since 2011.
With a Champions League qualification spot at stake for the tournament winner, there is a huge incentive for both sides to go all out in order to win the trophy, with the two sides sixth and seventh in the Premier League.
The two teams last met in January at Anfield, with Manchester United winning 1-0 through a second half winner from Wayne Rooney.
The Red Devils are without their captain for the fixture due to a knee injury, and he is also at risk of missing the second leg.
With away goals counting, Liverpool will have to be cautious, but they could also choose to try and blow United away in a similar way to how they beat Manchester City 3-0 a week ago at Anfield, a result this evening that should surely put this two legged tie beyond doubt.
Here is a look at how the two teams line up...
- Simon Mignolet
- Nathaniel Clyne
- Dejan Lovren
- Alberto Moreno
- Mamadou Sakho
- Emre Can
- Philippe Coutinho
- Jordan Henderson
- Adam Lallana
- Roberto Firmino
- Daniel Sturridge
Substitutes: Danny Ward, Brad Smith, Kolo Touré, Joe Allen, Sheyi Ojo, Christian Benteke, Divock Origi.
- David de Gea
- Marcos Rojo
- Chris Smalling
- Guillermo Varela
- Daley Blind
- Marouane Fellaini
- Juan Mata
- Morgan Schneiderlin
- Memphis Depay
- Anthony Martial
- Marcus Rashford
Substitutes: Sergio Romero, Matteo Darmian, Joe Riley, Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera, Bastian Schweinsteiger, James Weir.
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