Manchester United v Liverpool: Match Preview

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Manchester United v Liverpool
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Old Trafford
Saturday February 11; 12:45

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Tom Cleverley is in line to make his first Manchester United appearance for nearly four months against Liverpool.

Luis Suarez is set to start for Liverpool, his first since his eight-ban ban for racially abusing Patrice Evra.

Jose Enrique, who missed the game with Tottenham Hotspur, is also expected to return.

Ferguson and Dalglish demand calm

Sir Alex Ferguson and Kenny Dalglish have both called for a line to be draw under the Luis Suarez race row ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Manchester United this weekend.

Suarez is in line to make his first start for The Reds since his eight-match FA ban for racially abusing Patrice Evra

The incident has swelled the rivalry between the two most successful clubs in English football, but both managers want to move on.

“We’ve just got on with our job,” Ferguson said. “We’ve kept our dignity throughout and we’re just concentrating on the game.

“They [Liverpool] have said plenty, haven’t they? But we’ve kept our counsel and it’s the right thing to do in these situations. We will keep it that way too.

“Why didn’t they appeal [against Su├írez‘s ban]? I think we are better putting that to bed to be honest.

“The way we have carried ourselves, we have just kept our counsel and concentrated on what is important and that is getting the team playing.

“We have so many important issues coming up. We are chasing Manchester City and are on their tails in the league, so we have important issues to concentrate on.”

On Suarez, Dalglish said: “If we had any problems whatsoever with any of our players then they wouldn’t be in the squad.

“They will all be able to look after themselves. They will all be able to handle a game at Old Trafford.

“The opposition are the people in front of you on the pitch. We’ve got to play the game and try to be better than them on the day.”

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