Liverpool manager, Kenny Dalglish could be welcoming the side’s first choice left back into the squad for the crucial match against their fierce rivals on Saturday.
The Barclays Premier League will see the second Liverpool versus Manchester United match of the 2011/12 season and one manager at least, has a full squad to choose from.
Kenny Dalglish was without the services of his first choice left back, Jose Enrique, who missed out on the Reds goalless draw against third placed, Tottenham Hotspur.
Speaking at a press conference, the Liverpool manager spoke in his usual light hearted manner. He said, “We’re looking alright, I don’t think we’re too bad and we should have everybody to choose from.”
Before elaborating with an ambiguous confirmation of the Spaniard’s inclusion in the squad, “If we say everybody, I that that includes Jose Enrique.”
Liverpool will be hoping for a repeat of the FA Cup tie between the two bitter rivals, where Liverpool ran away with the win, courtesy of a late Dirk Kuyt goal. The goal, which gave Liverpool a 2-1 advantage on the day, knocked Manchester United out of the
tournament as well.
Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, felt hard done by with the final score and thought his side deserved more and will be looking to set the record straight by taking all three points against the Reds on Saturday.
Both sides have had their fair share of injuries this season, though Manchester United have been worse off with injuries to key players at crucial times in the season.
Talismanic captain, Nemanja Vidic has been ruled out for the rest of the season and has left a gaping hole in the centre of United’s defense. Sir Alex Ferguson has had to improvise and that will favour Liverpool’s attacking full backs as Glen Johnson and
Jose Enrique, if he does play, will look to take advantage of.
The match is a crucial fixture for both sides, who apart from pride are playing for the top spot in the Barclays Premier League and a place in the UEFA Champions League for next season respectively.