Manchester United will travel to Anfield on Thursday as they prepare for their first ever European meeting with fierce rivals Liverpool.

The Reds have an impressive recent record against Jurgen Klopp’s men, but the new European dynamic could add another aspect to this already intriguing tie.

United will go into the game having played poorly in their last two matches, whilst Liverpool have won their last two and scored five in the process.

However, the Reds of both Liverpool and Manchester have been massively inconsistent this season, making it difficult to predict the outcome of the tie.

With both sides likely to miss out on a top four place in this season’s Premier League, the two teams will be doing their all to progress in the competition, with success in the Europa League the most likely way of qualifying for the Champions League next term.

Lets take a look at four things to look for in this highly anticipated game:

Matt King/Getty Images Sport Start slideshow

Read more from Matthew Brown