Ole Gunnar Solskjær already has a clear understanding of what side he will field for Manchester United’s matches across February.
United begin the month away to Fulham in the Premier League, before facing Paris-Saint Germain in their Champions League Round of 16 first leg followed by Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round.
Solskjær’s men, who are unbeaten in 10 games across all competitions, will then host Liverpool at Old Trafford on February 24.
The Norwegian’s suggestion that he has already decided on his team could prove smoke and mirrors, yet there remains the possibility Liverpool can gain a useful indication of the eleven they will come up against.
Discussing his plans, he told Sky Sports: “You have got to have different ways of winning games and with our squad you can pick players who suit this team and that team.”
“It was different at Cardiff because you had to take one game at a time and try to claw a point here or there. But now you do plan ahead and I think I have got my team quite ready for the full month.”
“Depending on form as well, I think I have more or less picked my team.”
Solskjær may have chosen his team, but Liverpool certainly won’t be thinking about United just yet.
Jurgen Klopp’s men face a potentially defining month in their race for the title as they seek a response to poor performances in consecutive draws against Leicester and West Ham.
Next up for the Reds is a return to Anfield to face an ever-dangerous Bournemouth side, before then welcoming Bayern Munich to Merseyside in the Champions League.
They will then meet with United before finishing the month at home to Watford, by which time fans will likely have a clearer understanding of their team’s title chances.