Liverpool take on Manchester United on Thursday, immediately after United face Leicester City. The Reds need to walk away from the historically difficult game with all three points if they want to finish in the top four of the League. Beyond United’s tight schedule, the team may also be without their captain, Harry Maguire, who suffered an ankle injury in the team’s 3-1 win against Aston Villa this weekend.
“Hopefully he won’t be too bad but I’m not a doctor and we’ve got to check him and scan him tomorrow,” United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said. “It was his ankle, lower leg, I think the boy landed on top of him, so he twisted his ankle and got a knock.”
“Harry has been excellent and it is almost unheard of, the minutes he has played without missing out,” he added. “His fitness is very good, he’s robust but today it looked like the boy landed on top of him and he twisted his ankle, so that’s something you can’t really defend yourself against. Unfortunately, he had to come off.”
“I don’t know how bad it is. Maybe he’s available for Thursday I don’t know, I will tell you more on Tuesday night when I next see you all.”
Liverpool have a chance to rest after this weekend’s win and will hopefully be both without any new injuries and able to capitalise on facing a more tired United side on Thursday.