Further nostalgia. There’s nonetheless over half an hour till kick-off, you see.
A reminder of what occurred when these groups met final October …
… and within the pursuits of nostalgic stability, right here’s how issues unfolded the final time Manchester United received at Anfield.
Liverpool make two adjustments within the wake of Saturday’s first-half demolition of Manchester City within the FA Cup semi-final. Jordan Henderson and Joel Matip take the locations of Naby Keita and Ibrahima Konate, each of whom drop to the bench. Roberto Firmino, who got here on at Wembley, misses out altogether.
Manchester United make 4 adjustments to the XI named for final weekend’s 3-2 win over Norwich City. Phil Jones makes a shock return to what seems like a again three (or again 5, relying on the way you slice it). Nemanja Matic, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Marcus Rashford additionally step up. Alex Telles, Jesse Lingard and Jadon Sancho drop to the bench, whereas Saturday’s hat-trick hero Cristiano Ronaldo is on compassionate go away. Sleep effectively, little man.
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago, Salah, Mane, Diaz.
Subs: Konate, Milner, Keita, Gomez, Jones, Jota, Tsimikas, Origi, Kelleher.
Manchester United: de Gea, Jones, Maguire, Lindelof, Dalot, Pogba, Matic, Wan-Bissaka, Elanga, Rashford, Bruno Fernandes.
Subs: Bailly, Mata, Lingard, Sancho, Henderson, Alex Telles, McTominay, Mejbri, Garnacho.
Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire).
It’s Liverpool versus Manchester United, with league titles and European Cup qualification on the road. A biggie that requires no hype. Kick off is at 8pm BST. It’s on!