Only hours are remaining now for the Liverpool vs Manchester United match, but Captain Steven Gerrard’s excitement might not be at its top level, as he has been ruled out following an injury.
Gerrard reportedly suffered a recurrence of a groin injury on Saturday, which dramatically lowered his chances of leading his side at Anfield against Manchester United today. His presence would have obviously served as a big advantage for Liverpool, who still have a lot to fight for in the Premier League table, despite their poor start to the season.
Gerrard scored a double against the Red Devils back in September 2010, in the Reds’ 3-2 defeat at the Old Trafford. Kenny Dalglish’s side can however not afford to lose another 3 points, and thus, a rapid but effective solution will need to be applied by the Liverpool boss immediately.
The visitors luckily have Andy Carroll fit now, and he could well start alongside Luis Suarez upfront. Such a formation in the Reds’ attack could definitely appear as an ultimatum for Manchester United, who already have to deal with the absence of an injured Rio Ferdinand, and a suspended Nemanja Vidic.