Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs. Man United: 3 changes for Reds

on 10.03.2016

Liverpool host Man United at Anfield in the Europa League, with Jurgen Klopp making three changes to his starting XI.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, February 25, 2016: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge in action against FC Augsburg during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 1st Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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In come Nathaniel Clyne, Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge, replacing Jon Flanagan, James Milner and Divock Origi.

It’s a relatively straight forward team selection for Klopp, with Flanagan not registered in Europe meaning Alberto Moreno and Clyne are the full backs – Clyne having been rested against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Dejan Lovren and Mamadou Sakho continue at centre-back, while Emre Can and Jordan Henderson continue as the midfield two.

With Milner suffering from a virus, the attacking trio of Adam Lallana, Roberto Firmino and Coutinho pick themselves.

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Sturridge replaces Origi up front.

Sheyi Ojo is named among the subs after his hat-trick for the under-21s on Monday. Origi and Christian Benteke are other attacking subs.

There’s three changes for the visitors, as Varela, Schneiderlin and Fellaini come in for Darmian, Carrick and Herrera.

Kick off at Anfield tonight is 8.05pm (GMT).

Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno, Can, Henderson, Lallana, Firmino, Coutinho, Sturridge.

Subs: Ward, Toure, Benteke, Allen, Origi, Smith, Ojo.

Man United: De Gea, Varela, Smalling, Blind, Rojo, Schneiderlin, Fellaini, Memphis, Mata, Martial, Rashford.

Subs: Romero, Darmian, Riley, Carrick, Schweinsteiger, Weir, Herrera.

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  1. Liking the attacking options for tonights game, can see (hopefully) a few goals for us in this one. C’mon you reds! YNWA

  2. this all hinges on how good our fast star and atmosphere is. we MUST score within the first 15. if not, maybe a long night of boring utd footie

      • 70 something yellows and (I think) 6 reds in his last 12 games apparently, I can see Moreno getting sent off.

    • I wouldn’t be surprised to see Fellaini pushed quite far forward so Manure can pump long balls up to him to nullify our high press

  3. On paper, probably the best team we’ve had all season. Hoping to see Ojo have a go as well.

    And controversially, i would rather see Allen than Hendo.

  4. COYR we want revenge , we want to feel happy , and most important of all we want to hear the manure scumbags crying out excuses tomorrow as to why they were hammered.

    • Fellaini is a big tube not worthy to be in any decent team , if that;s the best they have then we have no excuse as to not hammering them.

          • Agreed. I don’t begrudge Leicester/Tottenham doing well and with so many points dropped by all the teams it has really opened things up.
            But the quality of play amongst the top teams has declined dramatically in the last 5-7 years. Just look at how poor Utd, Chelsea and LFC are. Even Arsenal and City are limited teams.

          • Yeah was just thinking earlier: Liverpool Reina Carra dagger Alonso masch Gerrard Torres
            Chelsea: Cech Terry Cole lampard Drogba
            Compare those 2 spines to what they have now!

          • Agreed, it’s night and day. A few years ago United used to have top players like Ferdinand, Giggs, Scholes, Ronaldo, Tevez playing. Look at the team they are putting out today, kids or mediocre players. Huge difference.

          • Where has all the quality gone?I can’t think of one world class player in the league.Rooney,Fabregas,Toure,Silva,Kompany are all past it.Don’t rate Aguero that high and players like Sanchez,Hazard,Sturridge are hit and go.

          • The mega clubs (Barca/Real/Bayern/PSG) have been stockpiling a lot of the top players and the PL seems to have become a less attractive place for top players to play. When you compare the quality of LFC, United, Chelsea lineups now v. say 7 years ago, the gap is incredible.

    • Yes, they are.. Played 3-4-3 in the first half.. Toten’m playing without Kane, Dembele, Delle Ali, Lamela..

        • Tottenham best 11 couldn’t compete with Dortmund – they are nipping at Bayern’s heels. They aren’t RM, Barca, Bayern elite but in the next level (which isn’t where Spurs or any PL team is)

      • So how is that depth then? :) that’s most of their first 11 not playing. More importantly, that’s most of their PERFORMERS not playing. Crucial difference that.

  5. Weird to say but with United looking to dominate possession, wouldn’t Origi be better to start than Sturridge? Can only imagine Klopp wants to blow them away!

  6. Realistically this is the best team we could put out. Moreno is a huge liability and has been shocking against United, but with Flanagan and Milner out we have no real LB alternatives.

    Our last few games against United have come down to 2 things. Poor finishing and defensive mistakes. We’ve outplayed them in the middle third, but it’s the two penalty boxes where football games are won and last and we need to win both boxes.

    Sakho *has* to mark Fellaini at every set piece. No one else.

  7. The worrying thing is that Van Gaal has a model to play against us. Just play long ball to Fellaini, use his physicality which he knows we cant handle and physically try to dominate us. I just hope we dont fall into the same trap again. This is the game for DS to show his quality. We have a certain mental block against De Gea I feel and we need Sturridge to have his shooting boots on.

  8. Apparently the referee has given 6 red cards in 12 matches, so there’s a good possibility that one or both sides will finish at less than full strength. Probable culprits would be Fellaini for ManU or Moreno for LFC.
    Both sides fielding what’s probably their best attacking set up, should make for plenty of goals in what I expect will be an exciting, tense match. I think we have a slight advantage.

    • Premier league far more important for them in fairness. Ali and Kane carrying knocks for a while now. Right not to play them

    • Yes…but I think it generally reflects very poorly on English football in general…this is the team that’s supposed to be among the best in England at the moment.

      • I dont rate them!!think they’re very lucky to be at the top…the amount of times kane saved them this season is ridiculous… But poch also bottled it with his team selection… Once again an English club that dont take the EL seriously… Luckily klopp does!

      • I think they’ve shown some actual disrespect towards Dortmund and the competition itself by picking such an inexperienxed and ineffective side.
        Anyways, love watching Dortmund turning it on.

  9. I think Sakho and Lovren is possibly our weakest center back partnership. Both coming off good performances, but I would possibly rather have Kolo

    • I worry about the backline when Sakho plays these days. This coming from one of his biggest fans since his arrival at the club

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