Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp said he expects to face a strong Manchester United squad during a postponed match next Thursday in the English Premier League, despite his rivals suffering from crowded matches this week.
United will play Aston Villa on Sunday, before hosting Leicester City on Tuesday.
The match between the two rivals was postponed from last week due to protests by United fans, and the match will take place on Thursday.
United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he may have no choice but to use the rotation policy and make major changes to the starting lineup due to the pressure of the matches.
But Klopp is expected to face a strong squad from second-placed United, with 67 points from 33 games, ten points behind Liverpool, sixth-placed, who played one additional game.
“I expect a strong squad to be played in front of us,” Klopp said after Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Southampton on Saturday night.
“If I were to think of the expected players, they have a really strong squad. An amazing midfield and an attacking line with great players,” he added.
He continued: “What will (United) do in the other matches? We clearly have no influence, but we would have faced the strongest squad for Manchester United last Sunday (before the postponement), and this is what we expect now.”
Liverpool kept their hopes of finishing the season in the semi-finals after winning at Anfield on Saturday with goals from Sadio Mane and Thiago Alcantara.