Liverpool have been dealt a significant advantage ahead of Sunday’s clash with Manchester United as Marcus Rashford has been confirmed as a doubt for the fixture.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 10: Marcus Rashford of Man Utd scores their 1st goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 10, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Getty Images)

Rashford, 22, was forced to leave the field on the 80th-minute mark after being on the pitch for just 16 minutes during the Red Devils’ 1-0 victory over Wolves in an FA Cup third-round replay.

The England international is United’s top-scorer this season with 19 goals in all competitions as well as five assists.

Despite his young age, Rashford has already made 200 appearances for his boyhood club – he has 64 goals and 31 assists since making his debut in February 2016.

Rashford’s potential loss is a gargantuan blow to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side who currently sit fifth in the Premier League table – 27 points off league leaders Liverpool despite playing a game more.

 

The young striker’s absence is even more of a setback considering Rashford has scored three goals in his previous three bouts with the European champions.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 20: Adam Lallana of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool FC at Old Trafford on October 20, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

What RTK has to say

A massive boost for Liverpool supporters who will know all but two well just how effective Rashford can be against Jurgen Klopp’s side.

It was indeed Rashford that gave Trent Alexander-Arnold his first real baptism of fire after the two countrymen went head-to-head in March 2018. The United forward scored an impressive brace after getting the better of the then Liverpool teenager – since that crushing 2-1 defeat, Alexander-Arnold has become the best right-back currently in world football.

Also, in a squad that has faded over the years, Rashford is arguably the only United player – excluding David de Gea – who can be considered a game-changer and on the verge of being labelled ‘world-class’.

Liverpool will take what they can get and will be further boosted by their own injury news that could see Fabinho and Joel Matip back in the matchday squad following a significant period on the sidelines.

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