After seeing four points go by the wayside in the space of five days, Liverpool need to respond by collecting all three if they hope to have European adventures next season.
It will be no easy feat, however, at the home of their arch-rivals who have not tasted defeat in the league since January nor without our goalscoring boots.
Liverpool have let far too many chances pass them by and they’ll need to be at their clinical best on Sunday at a ground that has not always been too kind to the Reds.
The manager has the chance to name an unchanged XI in the hopes of extracting an improved result, but there are also notable tweaks he could make to add further experience.
‘All the same’
Liverpool will head down the M62 with the same squad at their disposal from last time out against Newcastle, meaning Nat Phillips is once again to be absent.
Liverpool’s XI vs. Man United
At Anfield against Newcastle, you would not have batted an eyelid if the scoreline read five-nil or above in favour of Liverpool such was the clear cut chances they carved out.
Wayward finishing was duly punished but after an eight-day break and valuable time on the training pitch, an unchanged XI is certainly on the cards.
It would see Fabinho deployed in defence for the third successive game, making his bid to score his first away goal for the club a tougher ask.
This then paves the way for all four forwards to rectify their misfiring ways by starting together for only the fourth time:
Mixing up the defence and adding experience to the midfield could also prove a worthwhile option with two changes made from last time out.
This would see Williams and Kabak paired up for the first time.
The pressure role of the front three, Salah, Mane and Jota, will be key in this lineup as will their ability to capitalise on the chances when they present themselves:
Klopp has not experienced a win away at United and one on Sunday could prove decisive in building confidence in the run-in.
All Liverpool can do is provide themselves with the best opportunity to clinch European action and hope other results fall their way.