DM) Emre Can
The Reds would be amiss to go without a holding midfielder for this game. The three man midfield worked well against Arsenal and needs to perform like that once again here. Assuming Henderson is fit to return, it’ll be either Can or Lucas for the deep-lying role, and we’d like to see the German given another chance.
CM) Jordan Henderson
Our captain was a big miss against West Ham. His command of the midfield and his tireless work-rate should never be underestimate, particularly ahead of big games such as this. Brendan Rodgers will be desperate to have him back for this one, particularly as United are so strong in midfield.
CM) James Milner
Milner will definitely benefit from having Henderson back alongside him. It’ll allow him to push that bit further forward with confidence, rather than constantly tracking back to help cover Lucas. These two were very strong together earlier in the season and it’s a shame that relationship has been put on hold.