Liverpool v Manchester United team news

Updated: September 22, 2012

Early team news ahead of the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield (kick-off 1.30pm).

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Brendan Rodgers will bring back all his big names for Sunday’s game. Rodgers made 11 changes for the midweek Europa league clash with Swiss side Young Boys with the likes of Pepe Reina, Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez, Glen Johnson, Martin Skrtel, Daniel Agger, Joe Allen and Martin Kelly.

Jonjo Shelvey would be in line for a start against United after his two goal cameo in the second half while Fabio Borini and Raheem Sterling also substitutes in the 5-3 are likely to start.

Long term absentee Lucas is remains on the sidelines.

Manchester United

Wayne Rooney and Ashley Young are both set to miss out. Rooney is still recovering from the thigh injury he sustained against Fulham while Young faces a further two to three weeks with knee cartilage trouble.

Darren Fletcher, who featured on as a substitute in the Champions League win over Galatasaray, will not play as he continues his re-introduction to the first team following a chronic bowel condition.


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

Manchester 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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