Team news coming up in the next few minutes.
Liverpool with plenty of options all over the pitch, should Klopp decide to freshen things up. Less flexibility for Rangnick.
All will soon be revealed!
Race for Champions League football
Tottenham 57 points (32 games played), Man United 54 (32), Arsenal 54 (31).
Spurs in pole position for a top-four spot heading into the final few weeks of the season, though Arsenal and Man United could both be level on points with them tomorrow night.
Here’s the latest odds for clubs to finish in the Champions League places:
Manchester United 13/2
Odds via Betfair.
Room for improvement for United…
A 5-0 defeat to big rivals, man sent off… safe to say that the match at Old Trafford earlier this season could not really have gone worse for United.
Liverpool were 4-0 up at half-time that day, before Mo Salah completed his hat-trick after the break. Not a good day for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the hosts.
Klopp confident Salah will get back in goals
Jurgen Klopp has backed Mohamed Salah to return to scoring ways ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Manchester United.
The Egyptian forward has netted only one goal in his last ten games in all competitions, although he remains comfortably the Premier League’s top scorer ahead of teammates Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane.
“It’s a completely normal spell he is going through,” Klopp said.
“We’ve spoken about the physical demands. I liked the game against [Manchester] City a lot, it was a really good football game, and it’s only a question of time before he scores again.
“He’s been close enough a couple of times and the moment will definitely come. I am really happy with the performance he showed a few days ago.”
Fans to show support for Ronaldo
Liverpool and Manchester United fans will come together in support of Cristiano Ronaldo tonight, while both sets of players will wear black armbands at Anfield following the tragic death of the Portuguese star’s baby son.
Ronaldo and girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez made the heartbreaking announcement via the footballer’s social media channels on Monday evening that their newborn twin boy had passed away.
Despite Ronaldo’s absence tonight, both sets of fans are set to put rivalries aside to show their support for the 37-year-old and his grieving family following the tragic news.
Liverpool supporters on social media first spread word of plans to hold a round of applause in the seventh minute of Tuesday’s high-profile fixture that could have huge ramifications for the title race and battle for a top-four finish, with the number representing the one famously worn by Ronaldo for the majority of his illustrious playing career.
Read the full story on that here
Derbies can produce all manner of results but a Liverpool team backed by a vociferous, and confident, Anfield is a test that United simply do not have the defence to overcome.
With the hosts still fighting on all fronts, any win will do so there may be no repeat of the comprehensive victory earlier in the season.
A 2-1 Liverpool win.
Man United team news
Cristiano Ronaldo will miss the match after announcing the tragic death of his baby son on Monday evening.
In a statement released on Tuesday, United said: “Family is more important than everything and Ronaldo is supporting his loved ones at this immensely difficult time. As such, we can confirm that he will not feature in the match against Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday evening and we underline the family’s request for privacy.
“Cristiano, we are all thinking of you and sending strength to the family.”
Scott McTominay (foot), Edinson Cavani (calf), Luke Shaw (leg) and Fred (hip) are definitely out while Raphael Varane (muscle) is hoping to return at some stage this week.
Bruno Fernandes should be fit despite being involved in a car crash on Monday morning.
Liverpool team news
Diogo Jota could return for Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp contends with a continued fixture pile-up after the Wembley win over City.
The likes of Joel Matip, Roberto Firmino and Jordan Henderson could also be in contention to start. It’s largely a fully fit-squad, meaning the Reds’ boss is in an extremely strong position as he ponders his team selection.