Ralf issues team news for Liverpool match
Ralf Rangnick has confirmed that Manchester United will be without five players for Tuesday’s clash with Liverpool at Anfield, although there is thankfully positive news regarding Bruno Fernandes.
The Reds are preparing for a 20:00 BST kick-off in Merseyside on Tuesday and, ahead of the fixture, Rangnick met with journalists for his pre-match press conference at Carrington.
Edinson Cavani, Scott McTominay, Luke Shaw and Raphael Varane all missed United’s previous two fixtures; last week’s defeat at Everton and Saturday’s victory over Norwich City.
Fred was forced off in the first half at Goodison Park and joined the aforementioned Reds on the sidelines for the weekend win over the Canaries.
Speaking in a press conference on Monday afternoon, Rangnick revealed that all five remain unavailable and will miss the trip to Liverpool. On Tuesday morning, the club confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo is not featuring in the game.
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"Rapha [Varane] didn't train with the team. He was on the pitch with one of our rehab coaches," said Rangnick. "But with regard to injured players, we have the same situation that we had in the last two games."
Ralf also provided an update on United midfielder Bruno Fernandes, who was involved in a car accident on his way training on Friday morning.
"The accident happened on the way to Carrington," said the German. "But as far as I know, nobody was injured. He trained with the team and he was okay, and that's why I think he will also be ok for tomorrow."
LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS
Jurgen Klopp has no fresh injury concerns to contend with ahead of Tuesday's fixture, with Diogo Jota having passed a late fitness test to make a cameo appearance in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final victory over Manchester City. The Portuguese striker had suffered a knock in last week's Champions League clash with Benfica.
Premier League top scorer Mohamed Salah also appeared to pick up a minor injury against the Portuguese side last week, but shook it off to start against Pep Guardiola's side on Saturday.