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Europa League All-English Match-up: Liverpool vs. Man UtdPublished March 10, 2016 by Sol FH
The Premier League comes to the Europa League tonight at 20:05 GMT with match featuring Liverpool vs Manchester United.
Both the Reds and Man U. are ready for their head-to-head battle in the first leg of the last-16. Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp knows just how big this match will be for his side and has even dubbed it, "the mother of all soccer games." Although the teams would most definitely rather be meeting in the Champions League, that boat has sailed and the Europa League competition is getting tighter by the week.
Liverpool has won the Europa Cup on five occasions, while United have won three times. The Europa league is thought to not be as important as the Champions League, but with the caliber of teams in recent years, this competition is getting very exciting. Even United manager Louis van Gaal understands just how intense the Europa League can get and people that criticize their demotion therein are "living in the past."
Liverpool Team News
Daniel Sturridge, striker for the Reds is likely to make his return to Liverpool's starting lineup. Nathaniel Clyne will also be among the starters, as Jon Flanagan is not registered for play in the league. The Reds will have to do without midfielder James Milner, as he came down with an illness earlier this week.
Man Utd. Team News
Manchester United will need to find a way to win at Anfield without Jesse Lingard, Adnan Januzai, Wayne Rooney, Ashley Young, Luke Shaw, Will Keane, Bastain Schweinsteiger and Phil Jones. They are strapped for players, but they will have the talented Antonio Valencia back in the lineup.
Manchester United is hurting and they are well behind in the odds to win tonight's game. Bet365 Sports has United at 4.00 to win the match, while Liverpool are favored to win at 2.10. There will be live in-play odds throughout the night at punters are recommended to make a pre-match bet and follow up with a few in-play markets in order to capitalize on larger profits.