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The match has reached full-time.
Raheem Sterling takes a brilliant shot. Fine finger tip save by David De Gea.
Martin Skrtel takes the free kick.
Foul by Tom Cleverley on Daniel Sturridge, free kick awarded.
Free kick taken by Steven Gerrard.
A cross is delivered by Tom Cleverley.
Free kick crossed by Robin van Persie.
Booking for Leiva Lucas.
Leiva Lucas challenges Tom Cleverley unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Daniel Sturridge takes a shot. Rio Ferdinand gets a block in.
Clearance made by Rio Ferdinand.
Shot by Robin van Persie went wide of the right-hand post.
Clearance made by Patrice Evra.
Handball decision goes against Raheem Sterling.
(Liverpool) makes a substitution, with Luis Alberto coming on for Phillippe Coutinho.
Leiva Lucas concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Cleverley.
Clearance by Patrice Evra.
Shot by Javier Hernandez. Simon Mignolet safely holds on.
Andre Wisdom takes the free kick.
Patrice Evra concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordan Henderson.
Luis Nani produces a cross.
Patrice Evra makes a clearance.
Andre Wisdom comes on in place of Glen Johnson.
Luis Nani has an effort at goal.
Clearance made by Phillippe Coutinho.
Robin van Persie challenges Steven Gerrard unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Clearance by Nemanja Vidic.
Javier Hernandez is brought on as a substitute for Ryan Giggs.
Luis Nani delivers the ball.
Michael Carrick restarts play with the free kick.
Chance falls to Ryan Giggs who heads at goal. Simon Mignolet catches the ball.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Luis Nani.
Free kick taken by Michael Carrick.
Foul by Phillippe Coutinho on Michael Carrick, free kick awarded.
Luis Nani is brought on as a substitute for Ashley Young.
The official flags Daniel Sturridge offside.
Raheem Sterling on for Iago Aspas.
Ashley Young receives a caution for dissent.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordan Henderson by Ashley Young.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Glen Johnson on Patrice Evra.
Jordan Henderson manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Patrice Evra. Martin Skrtel gets a block in.
Daniel Agger makes a clearance.
Ashley Young produces a cross.
Free kick taken by David De Gea.
Foul by Glen Johnson on Ashley Young, free kick awarded.
Daniel Agger takes the free kick.
Danny Welbeck gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Gerrard.
Corner taken by Ryan Giggs.
Ashley Young takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Glen Johnson gets a block in.
Corner taken by Ryan Giggs from the right by-line.
Sanchez Jose Enrique manages to make a clearance.
Daniel Agger takes a shot and went wide right of the net.
Steven Gerrard crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Iago Aspas fouled by Michael Carrick, the ref awards a free kick.
Corner taken by Ashley Young from the left by-line.
Nemanja Vidic manages to make a clearance.
The referee gets the second half underway.
The players leave the pitch at half time.
Clearance made by Martin Skrtel.
Ashley Young manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Michael Carrick on Iago Aspas, free kick awarded.
Clearance by Daniel Agger.
A cross is delivered by Ashley Young.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Agger by Robin van Persie.
Foul by Glen Johnson on Patrice Evra, free kick awarded.
Glen Johnson challenges Michael Carrick unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Phil Jones goes off and Antonio Valencia comes on.
Clearance by Martin Skrtel.
Strike on goal comes in from Phillippe Coutinho from the free kick and goes left of the post.
Booking for Iago Aspas.
Booking for Tom Cleverley for unsporting behaviour.
Clearance made by Phil Jones.
The ball is swung over by Phil Jones.
Tom Cleverley takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Robin van Persie.
Rio Ferdinand restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Cleverley by Phillippe Coutinho.
Jordan Henderson crosses the ball.
Michael Carrick makes a clearance.
Rio Ferdinand makes a clearance.
Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Steven Gerrard. David De Gea safely holds on.
Clearance made by Daniel Agger.
Nemanja Vidic restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Patrice Evra by Iago Aspas.
Daniel Agger manages to make a clearance.
Robin van Persie manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Phillippe Coutinho by Ryan Giggs results in a free kick.
Free kick taken by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
Phil Jones challenges Phillippe Coutinho unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Danny Welbeck has an effort at goal. Glen Johnson gets a block in.
Leiva Lucas manages to make a clearance.
Steven Gerrard restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Sturridge by Patrice Evra.
Clearance by Michael Carrick.
Corner taken by Ashley Young.
The ball is sent over by Ashley Young.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Leiva Lucas on Ashley Young.
Steven Gerrard takes the chance to get an effort at goal. David De Gea catches the ball.
Danny Welbeck takes a shot. Simon Mignolet blocks the ball.
Iago Aspas manages to make a clearance.
Phillippe Coutinho takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
Clearance made by Nemanja Vidic.
Robin van Persie takes a shot and goes over the bar.
Ryan Giggs crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Sanchez Jose Enrique challenges Danny Welbeck unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Daniel Sturridge scores. Liverpool 1-0 Man Utd.The assist for the goal came from Daniel Agger.
Daniel Sturridge has an effort at goal. Blocked by Rio Ferdinand.
Clearance by Jordan Henderson.
Patrice Evra manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Ashley Young.
The match has kicked off.
Skrtel back for Reds
Liverpool centre-back Martin Skrtel is set to make his return to action in Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester United at Anfield.
Skrtel, yet to feature this season, is available after recovering from a knee problem, but full-back Aly Cissokho will play no part in the contest after picking up an ankle injury in Tuesday's Capital One Cup victory against Notts County that could see him sidelined for four to six weeks.
Two other Liverpool players who came off injured in that game, defender Kolo Toure (groin) and midfielder Joe Allen (hamstring), are doubts.
Captain Steven Gerrard is relishing the contest, which will be the first of two in the space of a month after the clubs were also paired in the next round of the cup.
Gerrard said: "You've got the two most successful clubs in the country and the rivalry is huge because of how close the clubs are and all the massive games and battles we've had with them over the years.
"If you ask any supporter or player to pick a game they'd like to win, you look for Manchester United."
United boss David Moyes could name an unchanged starting line-up.
Defender Phil Jones is expected to recover from the blow to his back he sustained during Monday's goalless draw with Chelsea.
Rafael (hamstring) is still out injured, whilst Nani (groin), Jonny Evans (ankle) and Javier Hernandez (hamstring) were not involved against Jose Mourinho's men.
Moyes has called on fans of both clubs to behave ahead of the powderkeg encounter
Tensions are usually high on such occasions, and Moyes' return to Anfield, after 11 years as manager of Everton, will make the atmosphere even more fevered than usual.
Yet there has been an even deeper twist, with Liverpool having to apologise for a comment posted on its Twitter feed last night which seemed to endorse a suggested pre-match play-list from a fan that poked fun at the 1958 Munich air crash.
This in turn has led to calls for retribution from some United supporters, including the minute's applause planned in honour of one of Liverpool's greatest managers, Bill Shankly, to mark what would have been his 100th birthday.
However, Moyes has stressed no-one should be allowed to wreck what remains one of the stand-out games of the domestic football calendar.
"This doesn't need anybody else to get involved," he said.
"It is a great game of football, with two fantastic football clubs.
"If anybody from Liverpool or Manchester United stepped out of line they shouldn't. It is important people watch this game for the football and nothing else.
"All I can say is I am looking forward to going. It will be a great occasion.
"Hopefully everyone conducts themselves in the right manner."
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