United In Cup For Liverpool

Dalglish would relish a win on Saturday...
The FA Cup has brought Liverpool a massive clash on Saturday as Manchester United make the short trip to Anfield. This is the first meeting between the two sides since the Suarez and Evra case, here's hoping both sets of fans act responsibly, focus on the football and provide a fantastic atmosphere.

After Liverpool's victory over Manchester City, Kenny Dalglish may have to assess his starting XI due to fitness levels of some of the players.

The good news for Liverpool is that Jay Spearing is back in training and so could be a choice for Dalglish.

Manchester United have quite a few injury worries for Saturday. Doubts are hanging over Nani, Jones, Ferdinand and Rooney.

The two sides met in the FA Cup January last year. Liverpool put in a good performance but Manchester United walked away with a 1-0 win.

The last time United beat us at Anfield however was in 2007. The Reds have built up a good run of form against Ferguson's boys at home so here's hoping that continues on Saturday.

This fourth round tie for Liverpool arguably holds more importance than usual at this stage. After getting themselves into the League Cup final by pushing Manchester City aside, the chance to progress in the FA Cup by pushing Manchester United aside would do wonders for Liverpool's season.

Of course, it's vital Liverpool keep fighting for that 4th spot, which at the moment is looking unrealistic but if Liverpool can win some silverware and compete then people might start taking us seriously.

Stat Sandwich

  • Liverpool haven't lost at home in any competition this season.
  • Manchester United are the most successful club in this competition.
  • Liverpool are playing in the fourth round for the first time in three seasons.

After Bellamy's phenomenal performance against Manchester City, it's hard to see him starting against United. Obviously this is a big blow for Liverpool because at the moment Bellamy is easily our best player.

When looking at the rest of the side it's really hard to see where the goals are going to come from. Steven Gerrard is fully capable of grabbing a winner but beyond that we don't have many options at the moment.

After such a good performance in the week though, Liverpool are bound to feel on top of the world. We've done well against United at home of late so what's stopping us from doing it again on Saturday?

Enjoy the match folks!

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