Gerrard starts for LFC, Carroll on bench
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard returns to the starting line up for today’s visit of Manchester United, his first start since the same fixture in March of last season. Liverpool won that day and Gerrard will be leading his team mates to try and do the same.
There’s no place in the starting 11 for Andy Carroll, instead Dirk Kuyt and Luis Suarez start. Joining Carroll on the bench is Craig Bellamy.
Martin Skrtel starts, with Daniel Agger on the bench having recovered from broken ribs, but Glen Johnson has not made a return to the match squad, Martin Kelly continuing at right-back.
Manchester United have left Wayne Rooney on the bench alongside Nani and Hernandez. Vidic misses out.
Subs: Doni, Robinson, Agger, Henderson, Spearing, Bellamy, Carroll.
Manchester United: De Gea, Smalling, Jones, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra, Fletcher, Giggs, Young, Park, Welbeck
Subs: Lindegaard, Valencia, Carrick, Anderson, Nani, Rooney, Hernandez