New Delhi: English Premier League giants Liverpool host arch-rivals Manchester United in the UEFA Europa League Round of 16, first leg tie at Anfield on Thursday.
This is the first time that these two heavyweights will play against each other in an European competition.
Although they would have loved to see these nights in the Champions League, their outing in the Europa shows how much they have gone behind and those years of domination is long bygone.
Nonetheless the tie will serve the fans plenty to look forward to and enjoy a big European night.
The last five games between the two sides in the Premier League favours United with four wins and Liverpool (1) back under the time of former United manager David Moyes.
Louis van Gaal has beaten Liverpool all four times under him but the Europa is a different prospect altogether. It is a vital trophy that could act as a getaway for the duo to enter Champions League football next season.
The second leg will be played next week as a place in the quarters await the duo.
Liverpool possible XI: Mignolet; Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno; Henderson, Can; Lallana, Coutinho, Milner; Firmino
United possible XI: De Gea; Varela, Smalling, Blind, Rojo; Carrick, Herrera; Lingaard, Mata, Memphis; Martial
Date: March 10, Thursday
Time: 1:35 am IST (Friday)
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool
TV listing: Ten Action, Ten Action HD
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