Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has kept from rotating his squad – especially in the massive games this season.
And they do not come much bigger than against Liverpool at Old Trafford – a date pencilled in for many fans.
There have been some dire outings in recent years, with three of the last five contests ending in a draw.
But the last time the two English juggernauts came in the FA Cup, which saw United claim a 3-2 win an electrifying match-up.
Liverpool have it all to play for as they prepare to take on their old rivals this Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp knows he must claim three points here to keep up their chances of landing a spot in the top four of the Premier League.
The Reds are currently sixth in the table – seven points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, who are in imperious form at the moment under Thomas Tuchel.
Anymore slips and Liverpool will most likely be plying their trade in the Europa League next season – unthinkable considering the ease at which they won the Premier League last year.
That very same competition could play into their hands, though, with United facing AS Roma next week in Italy.
A 6-2 thrashing at Old Trafford in the first leg almost definitely puts them in the final of the tournament – but Solskjaer does not want to take any chances.
“No it doesn’t look like we got any bad injuries,” he said when asked for any team news ahead of Sunday.
“Obviously the first morning [after] you’re tired. The second day you feel if there is any longer effects on your body – I needed a few days towards the end of my career to recover from games like that [Roma].”
It would seem to suggest that some of United's elder statesmen, such as Edinson Cavani and David de Gea, could take a day off – but overall, Klopp can expect a strong XI.
Expected XI: Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Pogba, Fernandes, Greenwood; Rashford.
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