The Europa League threw out a number of fascinating fixtures in the Round of 16 but none bigger than the clash between English rivals Liverpool and Manchester United. LVG is still to be beaten as a manager by Liverpool in the last 5 games and will be hoping to continue his form when these two sides meet on Thursday.
Klopp revealed that James Milner picked up a virus and is out of this game at Anfield. Lucas Leiva, Joe Gomez, Danny Ings and Kevin Stewart are the only people missing this game through injury for Klopp.
Here is the predicted line-up for Liverpool:
After a series of good performances, Mignolet will surely start against United on Thursday.
Needs to stay strong and solid against the United front line in a crunch game.
Had a couple of great games in the last couple of matches. Will be hoping to have a similar impact at Anfield.
Getting his confidence back slowly and will have to be strong against the Old Trafford outfit.
The Spaniard was found wanting in the weekend and will have to step his game up against United.
The German has been superb last few games and will have a huge role to play on Thursday.
The skipper should stand up for his club and put in a solid shift to take his team to a victory.
The man of the match against Manchester City, Lallana will have to once again prove himself this mid-week at Anfield.
The Brazil magician was superb in his substitute appearance at Palace and will be an important part of Liverpool’s plans against United.
The leading goal scorer this year, Firmino will have to be at his best if Liverpool are to get the better of United.
The English striker is now fit for almost a month and will start this crunch tie against United on Thursday.
Louis van Gaal revealed in his press conference that Antonio Valencia is back in contention for a place in this game for United. He also said that Schweinsteiger was back in training but will not be available for this game.
Here is the strongest United line-up to face Liverpool on Thursday:
David de Gea:
The Spaniard has been the undisputed number one for United and will start at Anfield on Thursday.
Has been instrumental at both ends of the field for United this season and will play a huge role this mid-week.
Has shown solidarity at the back all the season and will have to stay on his toes against a fluid Liverpool attack.
Daley Blind who is back from injury will start alongside Smalling at the center of the defense for United.
Another player who is recently back from injury, Rojo will have to stay solid at the back on Thursday.
The veteran will be at the heart of the mid-field and will dictate terms for the touring team on Thursday.
An impressive performance in the last game will see Schneiderlin start against Liverpool.
The Dutchman has failed to impress this season so far but has a great chance against arch rivals Liverpool on Thursday.
Most creative player for United, Mata will have lots of work to do against a solid Liverpool defense.
The young forward has been superb so far this season and will hope to repeat his performance from the game at Old Trafford earlier this season.
The talk of the Manchester town, Rashford will play his first game against Liverpool and will hope to take some fond memories from this game.