Liverpool legend David Fairclough is hopeful that Anfield can reproduce the sort of atmosphere on Monday that was present between the Reds and Manchester United during the Europa League tie last season.
Jurgen Klopp’s side came out 2-0 winners on the night, and sealed a 3-1 aggregate win a week later with a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford to progress to the quarter finals last season and Fairclough told the club’s official website he would like a repeat of that match:
“Underneath the lights, Anfield is a totally different place. We played them in the Europa League last year and it was a fantastic atmosphere and the lights bring the best out of Anfield sometimes, so hopefully there’ll be something similar.”
“There will be that urgency to win, we love beating Manchester United, and it’s a big game so everyone can’t wait for it.”
The Reds may have to go into the match without Adam Lallana who suffered a groin injury in Liverpool’s last league match against Swansea City. Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is also a doubt after coming off injured with a pulled hamstring for the Netherlands in the 1-0 defeat to France on Monday night. Both Nathaniel Clyne and Dejan Lovren however, who sat out international duty due to injury concerns, are expected to be fit to face Jose Mourinho’s side on Monday night.