Update: Both teams are announced for today’s game. Here’s the line-up;

Liverpool

  • 25 Reina
  • 02 Johnson
  • 05 Agger
  • 34 Kelly
  • 37 Skrtel
  • 08 Gerrard
  • 24 Allen
  • 31 Sterling
  • 33 Shelvey
  • 07 Suarez
  • 29 Borini

Substitutes

  • 01 Jones
  • 03 Jose Enrique
  • 23 Carragher
  • 04 Sahin
  • 14 Henderson
  • 11 Assaidi
  • 30 Jesus Fernandez Saez

Manchester United

  • 13 Lindegaard
  • 02 Rafael
  • 03 Evra
  • 05 Ferdinand
  • 06 Evans
  • 07 Valencia
  • 11 Giggs
  • 16 Carrick
  • 17 Nani
  • 26 Kagawa
  • 20 Van Persie

Substitutes

  • 01 De Gea
  • 28 Buttner
  • 08 Anderson
  • 22 Scholes
  • 23 Cleverley
  • 14 Hernandez
  • 19 Welbeck

Liverpool welcome their great rivals Manchester United to Anfield for today’s early afternoon Barclays Premier League encounter. Kick-off time is at 1.30pm and the match will be screened live on Sky Sports 1.

Here’s the team news ahead of the game…

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers rested first teamers Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez, Daniel Agger, Glen Johnson, Joe Allen, Martin Skrtel and Martin Kelly for the Thursday night’s 5-3 Europa League victory over Young Boys. All are in contention to be reinstated for today’s game.

Forwards Fabio Borini and Raheem Sterling, who were substitutes in that game midweek, are likely to start. Jonjo Shelvey’s man of the match performance midweek, which included two goals scored in the second half, could see him force his way into the first team.

For Manchester United, winger Ashley Young misses out with a knee cartilage injury that will keep him out for another two to three weeks. Wayne Rooney will miss the game with a gashed thigh.

Line-ups from;

Liverpool (from): Reina, Kelly, Agger, Skrtel, Johnson, Gerrard, Allen, Shelvey, Suarez , Borini, Sterling, Jones, Carragher, Coates, Enrique, Henderson, Sahin, Downing, Assaidi.

United (from): Lindegaard, De Gea, Rafael, Ferdinand, Evans, Vidic, Evra, Buttner, Valencia, Scholes, Fletcher, Powell, Carrick, Cleverley, Anderson, Giggs, Nani, Van Persie, Hernandez, Welbeck.

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This article was first posted on September 23, 2012