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Manchester United face Liverpool this evening in one of the oldest and most historic games in English football.

The Red Devils were due to face Jurgen Klopp’s men on May 2 but fan protests at Old Trafford led to the game being postponed.

But now the two sides are set to do battle as the Premier League season approaches its conclusion.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rested 10 players in the 2-1 defeat to Leicester City on Tuesday, perhaps with one eye on the Liverpool match just 48 hours later.

And while some criticised the Norwegian for fielding a weakened XI, Klopp backed his opposition number.

He said: “Playing Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday is a crime.

“If we do not make it into the Champions League, it will not be the fault of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer or his players.

“It will be our fault because even in this season, in which we have had so many injuries, we really should have been five or six points better than we are.

“I know Ole made ten changes but I would have done the same thing — I expected him to do that.

“This is the end of a long season already and then you get Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and it’s just not right.

“So it is not the fault of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, even if it means we now need to get a few favours if we are going to make the top four.”

Liverpool will move to within four points of Chelsea if they win at Old Trafford and will also still have a game in hand on the Blues.

Meanwhile, a defeat would almost certainly mean the end of their top four challenge, so this game becomes a make-or-break fixture in the club’s season.


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