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Manchester United

Martial (32, pen)

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UEFA Europa League
20:05 Thu 17th Mar 2016
Location: Old Trafford
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Liverpool FC

Coutinho (45)

20:05 Thu 17th Mar 2016
20:05 Thu 17th Mar 2016 Old Trafford

Manchester United 1-1 Liverpool (1-3 agg)

The key points...

  • Clyne concedes penalty (31)
  • Martial halves deficit from spot-kick (32)
  • Coutinho grabs away goal (45)
  • Reds into quarter-final draw

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Full Time

That's it! The Reds have beaten their old rivals and booked a spot in tomorrow's quarter-final draw courtesy of a 3-1 aggregate victory in this Europa League contest.

Enjoy that?


Two minutes added on at Old Trafford. Almost there...



Christian Benteke on for Roberto Firmino as the travelling Kop sing away the final few moments of this tie.


Yellow Card

Roberto Firmino is the next to be shown a yellow.


Yellow Card

Booking for Bastian Schweinsteiger.


It's Philippe Coutinho against David de Gea once more and the United goalkeeper palms over the Brazilian's latest thump from the edge of the area.


The Reds break away and there's an opening for Philippe Coutinho to shape a strike at goal, but this time it's a straightforward take for David de Gea.



Joe Allen is brought on for Jordan Henderson and James Milner takes the armband.



Bastian Schweinsteiger on for Michael Carrick.



First change by Jürgen Klopp - Divock Origi on for Daniel Sturridge.



Another change for United as Matteo Darmian comes on for Marcos Rojo.


Some outrageous dribbling by Philippe Coutinho creates an opportunity for Daniel Sturridge, who skews wide from a narrowing angle on the right.


Half-chance for Marcus Rashford from 20 yards but the striker is off balance and clips it wide. Moments earlier, Mamadou Sakho had stopped him with a critical and inch-perfect challenge.


Yellow Card

And now Nathaniel Clyne is booked.


Yellow Card

Marouane Fellaini is the latest player to receive a caution.



Antonio Valencia replaces Guillermo Varela as the second half gets underway here.

The contingent of Liverpool fans at Old Trafford have not stopped singing throughout half-time, mostly the name of Philippe Coutinho, and why ever not after that?!

Half Time

Phew! The hosts were threatening to turn the tie around for much of the opening 45 minutes but the magician has flipped it again with that delightful goal. Get in!



PHILIPPE COUTINHO!! More magic from the No.10 as he scampers along the left hand side, approaches the near post and dinks an outstanding strike into the back of the net to put Liverpool firmly in control of the tie again.


Yellow Card

Philippe Coutinho is penalised.


The Reds should be level as a sublime reverse pass by Philippe Coutinho sets up Jordan Henderson 10 yards out, but the captain curls his effort over.


Unlucky! Daniel Sturridge takes charge of a free-kick on an angle from the right and whips a fierce shot against the crossbar and away.


Yellow Card

Daley Blind goes into the book.



The Reds fall behind at Old Trafford as Anthony Martial sends Simon Mignolet the wrong way from 12 yards.



Penalty to Manchester United - Nathaniel Clyne fouls Anthony Martial


He was in sensational form a week ago and David de Gea has produced another brilliant save to keep Liverpool out, springing to his left to deny Philippe Coutinho's low blast from the edge of the box.


The Red Devils are much brighter so far this evening than they were last Thursday and now Anthony Martial fires off target after moving into space to shoot from the left flank.


Chance for United as Jesse Lingard is free to head goalwards, but Simon Mignolet is equal to it and punches away the danger.


Great recovery defending by Nathaniel Clyne inside the area as the Reds overplayed and the home side threatened to break in behind.


A pre-match shot of tonight's team


Lots of talk before the game about where exactly James Milner would play tonight. Confirmation comes in the opening moments as he lines up at left-back.



Come on!!

The teams are heading out here...

Come on, Liverpool!

A blast from the past

There's a familiar face from Liverpool's recent past in the press room at Old Trafford - Bruno Cheyrou is here tonight working for French television.

Feeling confident? Not long to wait now...


Line-up: De Gea, Varela, Smalling, Blind, Rojo, Carrick, Fellaini, Lingard, Mata, Martial, Rashford.

On the bench: Romero, Darmian, Valencia, Williams, Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger, Memphis.


Here’s Jürgen Klopp’s starting XI at Old Trafford...

Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Milner, Can, Henderson, Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino, Sturridge.

And the substitutes are: Ward, Toure, Smith, Allen, Ibe, Origi, Benteke.

Who starts?

So, it's very nearly time for team news - check back here around 10 to seven for news of Liverpool's line-up at Old Trafford tonight.

'We're here to try and score...'

Jürgen says Liverpool have no plans to sit back and try and defend their two-goal lead tonight.

"You always have to play to try to score goals and if you score goals then everything is in the right direction. For sure, we are not a team – everybody saw in this season – that can stand back and defend and be passive."


Weather update alert! Well, it's certainly a nice night for it if you're coming to the game. Temperatures are currently around 11 degrees with plenty of sunshine, although it is expected to dip to around seven degrees come kick-off.

So there you go.

The thoughts of Carra

Ex-Red Jamie Carragher has been speaking to tonight’s official matchday programme. He feels Jürgen Klopp’s men are favourites to progress: “I think you have to say that Liverpool are favourites to go through. At 1-0, I’d say United would have been favourites; at 2-0, I’d favour Liverpool.”

Countdown to kick-off...

Here's the current scene inside Old Trafford with a little under three hours until kick-off.

So, how are you feeling? Let us know your pre-match thoughts by Tweeting us using #LFCblog and we'll post a selection of your messages on here.

LFCTV coverage kicks off at 7pm GMT

Make sure you're tuned in to the official club channel from 7pm GMT tonight, with confirmed team news coming directly from Old Trafford at the top of the show. Gary Gillespie and Ray Houghton will be on hand to preview the game and analyse the action.

Ronnie Whelan, meanwhile, will be on unashamedly biased commentary duty - which you can listen to for free simply by clicking the link on the top right above.

10 minutes of training on LFCTV GO

Liverpool trained at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening and the LFCTV GO cameras captured 10 minutes of the session for subscribers:


It's not all just quotes and pictures here. No, we've got you covered for weather reports too.

A crisp nine degrees in Manchester at the moment.

Stay tuned for updates.

The magician is prepared for a battle...

"It is a classic, a big game, we have to battle until the end with our every strength to be able to win the game," Philippe Coutinho tells us.

Click here to read more.

The man for the big occasion...

Ahead of a huge encounter, it's fitting that former Reds forward Dirk Kuyt has been reflecting on his penchant for goals in big games, plus plenty more about Liverpool. Click the pic to read his thoughts.

We never doubted you for a second, Luis!

Key facts and figures...

  • Liverpool have scored in seven of their last 10 visits to Old Trafford
  • The Reds are aiming to reach a 23rd European quarter-final
  • They have lost just once in their last 13 European matches

Want more? Click here to read our essential pre-match stat pack.

Klopp: I've loved these games since I was six

Where better to start than with the manager? It comes as no surprise that he's thriving on the importance of this game and he was it his best in an exclusive interview with this week. Click the pic to read and watch the chat in full.

Are you ready?

Good morning and let's hope it's a good night ahead - Liverpool are in Manchester for the second leg of their Europa League Round of 16 tie with United, holding a two-goal advantage at the halfway stage.

Stay right here for comprehensive build-up to the match as we bring you the key quotes from the manager and his players, the buzz from social media and much more along the way.

And have your say by using #LFCblog on Twitter.