Published: Mon, February 25, 2019
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Trent Alexander-Arnold On Bench - Liverpool Team vs Manchester United Confirmed

Trent Alexander-Arnold On Bench - Liverpool Team vs Manchester United Confirmed

The medical staff were rather less busy in the second half and that allowed Liverpool to increase the pressure, generally dominating against a United effectively playing with 10 men due to Marcus Rashford struggling with a knock.

Multiple injuries to Herrera, Mata and Lingard forced Solskjaer into making three first half substitutions, on top of Matic and Martial missing the game through injury, made it very tough for United but we came through.

Liverpool FC headed into the game knowing that a victory would move them three points ahead of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer questioned Liverpool's tactics towards Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford as the England worldwide suffered an ankle injury that will sideline him for the visit to Crystal Palace on Wednesday.

United's approach was through direct balls to Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku, but they were dealt a big blow early on with Ander Herrera forced off, as Andreas Perreira taking his place after just 21 minutes.

Lingard - Mata's replacement despite being deemed not fit enough to start after a hamstring injury - then seemed to aggravate that problem when attempting to round Alisson for the only real chance of a freakish first period, forcing Solskjaer to replace him with Alexis Sanchez.

Liverpool convincingly won 3-1 during the last time that the two clubs faced off in the league last December.

Solskjaer's United take on Liverpool on Sunday night in a game that could have massive implications on the title race. "The fans made up for it and Rashford's attitude made up for it also".

That's the same every year but this feels even bigger because Liverpool are going for the title with City.

Liverpool FC, meanwhile, host Watford in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Carragher, a former Red himself, thinks the week is more important for Liverpool than the game against United.

"We'll have 11 players on the pitch on Wednesday night".

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