The Reds currently occupy third position but are just two points behind the Red Devils. Jürgen Klopp‘s men head into the fixture in fine form and are undefeated in seven matches in all competitions.
They’ve scored 18 goals in those games and have been breached on just three occasions. A win against their rivals would be the perfect way to round off the week having comfortably progressed into the quarter-finals of the Champions League after a 5-0 aggregate victory over FC Porto.
Klopp has a selection headache that all managers want. He’s got a fully-fit squad at his disposal with in-form players battling it out for one position. His biggest dilemma might be who to start alongside Virgil van Dijk at the heart of the Liverpool defence. Dejan Lovren should get the nod after looking solid over recent weeks.
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