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Man United v Liverpool: Martial can re-ignite tie for the Red Devils

| 17.03.2016

But for David de Gea, Liverpool could be facing Manchester United tonight with one foot already in the Europa League quarter-finals, but as the Spanish goalkeeper was in inspired form last Thursday, the tie isn’t quite over yet.

Louis van Gaal’s United produced an abject display at Anfield, as Liverpool fired chance after chance towards De Gea’s goal.

A Daniel Sturridge penalty and a late Roberto Firmino effort however ensured the Merseyside club head across the M62 for tonight’s second-leg holding a 2-0 lead.

Jurgen Klopp’s side also have the benefited of not playing last weekend, while United were held to a draw in their FA Cup quarter-final clash with West Ham.

United are 6/4 for victory in this second leg, with Liverpool 9/5 and a draw 11/5.

It’s a somewhat daunting 11/2 that Van Gaal’s men make it to the last eight, while Liverpool are all but there at 1/10.

United have won both Premier League meetings this season, but Thursday’s defeat ended a run of four straight victories against their fierce rivals.

Liverpool are improving all the time under Klopp, and with United keeping just one clean sheet in their last four at Old Trafford, we’re boosting the visitors to win and both teams to score from 4/1 to 6/1.

But if you fancy the host to make a fist of it, we’re also enhancing United to win and both teams to score from 7/2 to 5/1.

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Daniel Sturridge netted the opener last time out, and the England international is 11/2 to do so again this evening.

With United needing to come out all guns blazing however, it could be worth backing a home player to get the scoring underway, and after his late leveller versus the Hammers, Anthony Martial is poised to be the forward the Red Devils need at 11/2, while new hotshot Marcus Rashford 6/1 for the first goal.

Roberto Fiminho has been one of the star performers under Klopp of late, and the Brazilian is 23/10 to net anytime after scoring in each of his last three appearances.

Van Gaal knows his side must score at least twice tonight, but that could provide Klopp with the opportunity to really stick the knife in what could be a thrilling encounter between these old enemies.

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Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.