How will Liverpool, Man United line up for a huge derby?

Joe Prince-Wright
NBC Sports

There is a huge North West derby on Saturday as Liverpool host Manchester United (Watch live, 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com) at Anfield.

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With Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho both having plenty of injury problems, they have plenty of different options to plug the holes in their teams.

Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini are Manchester United’s key absentees, while Sadio Mane is out and Adam Lallana is still recovering from injury for Liverpool.

Below is a look at how we would line up Liverpool and United from the start on Saturday.

Liverpool

—– Mignolet —–

— Gomez — Matip — Lovren — Moreno —

—- Can —- Henderson —-

— Salah — Coutinho — Firmino —

—– Sturridge —–

Manchester United

—– De Gea —–

— Valencia — Bailly — Jones — Young —

—- Matic —- Herrera —-

—  Mkhitaryan — Mata — Rashford —

—– Lukaku —-

Thoughts

Liverpool may replace Mane’s pace with the trickery of Firmino out wide and start Daniel Sturridge up top once again, or Firmino could start centrally and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain may start in midfield. Klopp will likely go with the same back four but don’t be surprised if Milner or Alexander-Arnold come in at full back.

For Man United, they are without Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini in midfield so Ander Herrera will slot in alongside Nemanja Matic to provide plenty of extra bite in the engine room. Phil Jones is battling to recover from an injury so if he isn’t fit, Chris Smalling will likely slot in. With Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial on the bench, United have plenty of attacking options to unleash too.

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