Will Liverpool be helped or hurt by a week off in their Europa League quest?

Goals from Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino provided the goals for Liverpool as the Reds win Leg one comfortably.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is pleased with the result against Manchester United but insists his team must maintain focus.

A slightly unfortunate 2-1 defeat to West Ham in the FA Cup in February has indirectly handed Liverpool an advantage for their dream of Europa League progress. Their opponents, Manchester United, have had to play the same West Ham a few days after Liverpool won 2-0 in the first leg of their Europa tie, while the Reds had the weekend off.

It was a strange twist in what has become a strange season. The biggest complaint of Liverpool fans this season was about the demands of fixture congestion….

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