Manchester United and Liverpool meet again just days after their tense goalless draw in the Premier League. United won seven consecutive FA Cup ties against the Reds between 1948 and 1999, but have lost two of the last three such meetings with the Merseyside club.
Liverpool, though, are in a poor run of form, with Jurgen Klopp’s side suffering a shock 1-0 home defeat to Burnley in midweek.
United, on the other hand, sit top of the Premier League table and six points above the Reds following the 2-1 victory over Fulham.
For the upcoming FA Cup clash, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plans to rotate his squad.
“We’ll rotate, that’s for sure,” the Norwegian said. “We’ll put a decent team together of course, a team I feel can win the game.
“Of course you want to get your hands on that first trophy, but it’s always the league position that’s the measure of how far you have come.
“Anyone can have an easy cup run, I’m not one of those. I never get an easy cup run!
“I’m never going to watch a draw ever again because we always seem to pick out the difficult opponents. In a cup run, sometimes you can get to a final without really playing any of the top ones.
“This time around, we’ve picked one of the favourites and we know this is a big one if you want to go all the way.”
“It didn’t work out in the final third for us in the last few games.
“We haven’t got the results we wanted for a few weeks now.
“Some parts of our game were absolutely good enough and some were not.
“So we have to keep going with the things that were good and improve the others.”