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Lindelof back as Mourinho makes nine changes

Jose Mourinho has made nine line-up changes for Manchester United's Premier League game against Liverpool at Anfield, with Victor Lindelof making a surprise return from injury.

The Sweden defender has been struggling with a muscular problem, picked up in the draw with Crystal Palace last month, and was due to be out until at least Christmas, but he returns today.

He will be alongside Eric Bailly, who replaces Chris Smalling after he picked up an injury in the warm-up at Anfield. Diogo Dalot and Matteo Darmian are likely to make up the rest of the backline.

Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic will anchor the midfield for the Reds, with Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Ashley Young supporting Romelu Lukaku, the only survivor from Wednesday's starting XI against Valencia, in attack. 

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Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic will anchor the midfield for the Reds, with Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Ashley Young supporting Romelu Lukaku, the only survivor from Wednesday's starting XI in Valencia, in attack. 

Mourinho has some strong options to turn to on the bench if needed, with the likes of Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini, Juan Mata and top scorer Anthony Martial all named amongst the subs.

Liverpool: Alisson, Clyne, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Keita, Mane, Firmino, Salah.

Subs: 
Mignolet, Camacho, Moreno, Henderson, Lallana, Shaqiri, Sturridge.

United: De Gea; Dalot, Lindelof, Smalling, Darmian; Herrera, Matic; Rashford, Lingard, Young; Lukaku.

Subs: Romero, Jones, Valencia, Pogba, Mata, Fellaini, Martial.

*Article updated at 15:50 GMT.

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