John Terry sends Pep Guardiola message as Man Utd handed injury blow ahead of Liverpool clash

Your Liverpool morning digest for Sunday, April 17

John Terry sends Pep Guardiola message after Man City punished by Liverpool

Former Chelsea defender John Terry has criticised Pep Guardiola’s team selection for the FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool.

The Reds went 2-0 up inside 20 minutes at Wembley following a lightning start from Jurgen Klopp’s side. Ibrahima Konate’s bullet header gave them a crucial early lead.

But it was arguably the second goal that came out of nothing as Sadio Mane capitalised on a mistake from goalkeeper Zack Steffen as he was too casual with his touch and the Senegalese international slide in to send it into the back of the net from close range.

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Guardiola made changes to the team that faced Liverpool last Sunday and Atletico Madrid midweek, with Steffen among the players to come in, in place of mainstay Ederson. The decision backfired as the Reds fired themselves in front in the early stages at Wembley.

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Man United handed double injury blow ahead of Liverpool clash

Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick has confirmed he will be without both Fred and Scott McTominay for Tuesday night’s Premier League clash against Liverpool.

The Reds welcome their Manchester rivals to Anfield next week as they return to league action following Saturday’s dramatic FA Cup semi-final victory over Manchester City. Also on Saturday, United edged past relegation-bound Norwich City 3-2 at Old Trafford.

Rangnick confirmed earlier this week that defender Luke Shaw is expected to be sidelined for the rest of the campaign, but following the draw against Norwich, he provided a further update on the midfield duo. They were both absent on Saturday.

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