Anthony Martial
Anthony Martial scored his first Manchester United goal against Liverpool Getty

Liverpool take on Manchester United in the first leg of the Europa League last 16 clash at Anfield on 10 March.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is at 8.05pm GMT. Live coverage of the match will be available on BT Sport Europe.

Overview

Liverpool come into this fixture after registering a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. The Reds were trailing and went down to 10-men after James Milner received a second yellow against the Eagles.

An error from Palace goalkeeper allowed Roberto Firmino to equalise before Christian Benteke's late penalty allowed Jurgen Klopp's side come from behind to seal three points. They will be looking to continue that form when they face the Red Devils on Thursday.

Roberto Firmino has been in great form
Roberto Firmino has been in great form in recent weeksGetty

United enter this tie after a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of West Bromwich Albion. The game saw Juan Mata receive his first career sending off in the first 30 minutes as they ended their short impressive run at the Hawthorns.

Louis van Gaal would like his side to put the recent disappointment behind them when they face their arch-rivals in the Europa League clash. A victory at Anfield will give them the crucial lead for the second leg at Old Trafford a week later.

What manager says

Jurgen Klopp: "I have absolutely no problem with Louis van Gaal but the last thing I want is for him to win. You can have good friends in football but not for the 95 minutes when you are wearing the wrong shirt. You can forget all the common experiences in your life then. A game like this is the mother of all football games, a derby, two old rivals in a knockout competition."

Louis van Gaal: "You have to win – there is no difference [with it being a Cup competition]. United and Liverpool is always a big game. It's historical and even bigger now because both teams are fighting for a Champions League place."

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Liverpool to win: 6/5
  • Draw: 12/5
  • Manchester United to win: 16/5

Team form

Liverpool

  • Last five: W W D W D
  • Last result: Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool

Manchester United

  • Last five: L W W W W
  • Last result: West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Manchester United

Team news

Louis van Gaal
Louis van Gaal: Man United must learn to ignore criticsReuters

Liverpool

Possible XI: Mignolet; Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno; Henderson, Can, Milner; Coutinho, Frimino, Lallana.

Manchester United

Possible XI: De Gea; Varela, Smalling, Blind, Rojo; Schneiderlin, Herrera; Lingard, Mata, Depay; Martial.