After loosing the League Cup, Liverpool continue their Quest for Silverware this campaign as they host Manchester United at Anfield for the Europa League round of 16 tie.
The two teams will renew the Rivalry between them as they face each other on thursday for the 1st Leg of the round.
Manchester United needs to win this contest and maintain their winning streak over Liverpool from their last 5 meetings whereas Liverpool will be hoping to bring their winless streak against The Red devils to a halt.
Both teams has averaged 20 shots per game in the Europa League this campaign with Manchester United having the highest average possession percentage (62%)
Liverpool vs Manchester United: Form Comparison
Liverpool are gradually getting their season back on track despite loosing out on Emirates Cup via Penalty shootout, The Mersey side reds seem to be back into the game winning their last games in high spirit which include 3:0 thrashing of Manchester City and a 2:1 comeback win against Crystal Palace.
Manchester United seem to have found their scoring form as they have scored 12 goals in 5 games with their youngster Rashford scoring 4 of the 12 goals after making his debut in 5-1 thrashing of Midtjylland and scoring 2 goals against Arsenal.
Liverpool: Team News
Danny Ings is still out on injury and won’t return till june.
The manager Klopp hopes to get a better advantage at home and will play a more aggressive game, I think he will play the same team from last week’s game
Liverpool: Predicted Line Up (4-4-1-1)
Mignolet – Flanagan, Lovren, Sahko, Moreno – Milner, Henderson, Can, Lallana – Firmino, Origi.
Manchester United: Team News
Louis Van Gaal’s injury list is getting better as half of the injured players now fit. He now has 7 senior players on his injury list compared to 14 it was on January.
Rooney, Schweinstiger, Phil Jones, Valencia, Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson are still out on injury while no player is under Suspension for European competitons.
Manchester United: Predicted Line Up (4-2-3-1)
De Gea, Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Rojo, Schneiderlin, Herrera, Mata, Martial, Lingard, Rashford.
Liverpool vs Manchester United: Head-To-Head stats
Manchester United have been victorious against Liverpool in their last 5 matches, scoring a total of 12 goals.
The Red devils are not good away, as they have lost 2 of their last 3 away games.
Manchester United’s last 5 Europa league games have seen more than 2 goals scored.
Liverpool have kept clean in their last 3 Europa League games, and have been victorious in their last 3 home games.
Liverpool vs Manchester United: Prediction
Both teams are getting their season back on track and they are in good shape.
Klopp would want to win this game at all cost to give them advantage before heading to Old Trafford but Judging by statistics.
United has been beating them blue-black for 2 seasons now. Football is a game of 2 halves and it’ll all end in the pitch.
I think the game will end in a goalless draw (0:0) being that both teams will be playing a cautious game.