Jamie Carragher: Why Man United tie will make or break Liverpool’s season

Jamie Carragher explains why Liverpool's Europa League clash against Man United is key to their season

Jamie Carragher says Liverpool’s Europa League clash against Manchester United will make or break their season.

The Reds were 2-1 winners against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday afternoon despite James Milner being sent off in the second half.

Joe Ledley gave Palace a lead shortly after half-time but Roberto Firmino equalised and Christian Benteke scored a late winner from the penalty spot.

Former Liverpool defender Carragher believes Sunday’s win will give the Reds a boost ahead of their season-defining meeting with bitter rivals United.

“The big one is coming, the next two games for Liverpool, it could make or break the season,” Carragher told Sky Sports.

“If they can beat Man United, it would give them a massive lift. They got one at Palace heading into the two games, but going through in the Europa League could give them a massive lift from now until the end of the season.”

Liverpool host Louis van Gaal’s side in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 clash at Anfield on Thursday night.

The five-time European Cup winners make the return trip to Old Trafford on 17 March.

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Jurgen Klopp’s side are in seventh place in the Premier League table after their 2-1 win at Selhurst Park.

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