Liverpool v Man Utd preview

Date published: Monday 24th August 2015 1:53

Liverpool v Man Utd preview

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is pushing for his first start since March.
The England midfielder has made three substitute appearances since being sidelined by a groin operation in March.
Glen Johnson has been declared fit after a hamstring problem forced him to miss the last three matches while centre-back Daniel Agger has recovered from a broken rib sustained last month.
Sir Alex Ferguson faces a major selection dilemma over whether to recall skipper Nemanja Vidic for the trip to Merseyside.
Vidic made his first appearance since injuring his calf in the opening day win at West Brom in Serbia’s shock Euro 2012 exit in Slovakia on Tuesday and Ferguson needs to decide if it is enough to warrant being thrown into the Anfield cauldron.
Tom Cleverley (foot) and Rafael (shoulder) are still out but otherwise Ferguson reports a fully-fit squad, with Wayne Rooney expected to play despite the shock of suffering his own European Championship woe at the hands of UEFA’s disciplinary panel.
Liverpool (from): Reina, Kelly, Carragher, Skrtel, Enrique, Adam, Lucas, Kuyt, Gerrard, Downing, Suarez, Doni, Agger, Johnson, Coates, Robinson, Spearing, Henderson, Rodriguez, Carroll, Bellamy.
Manchester United (from): De Gea, Lindegaard, Amos, Smalling, Jones, Evans, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra, Fabio, Valencia, Nani, Anderson, Carrick, Fletcher, Park, Giggs, Young, Rooney, Hernandez, Welbeck, Berbatov, Owen.

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