United face a gruelling run of fixtures over the next two weeks, with an FA Cup quarter-final against West Ham on Sunday and a derby trip to Manchester City following the second leg against Liverpool at Old Trafford.

But defender Daley Blind insists the last-16 tie remains massive for his side as they aim to keep their hopes of lifting the trophy in Basel – and of securing a Champions League qualification spot – alive.

“It’s a busy schedule coming up again and Liverpool will be a great game to play in, especially as it’s now in the Europa League,” he told United’s matchday programme. “You’re either in or out, through to the next round or not, so it’s very important for us.

“They will say it’s important for them too so we have to show that we want it more.”

Clyne, Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho are all expected to return to Klopp’s line-up after starting Sunday’s win at Crystal Palace on the bench, though Christian Benteke – who scored the winning penalty at Selhurst Park – will also be pushing for a recall. Lucas Leiva (thigh) is out.

Injury problems persist for United. They are still without captain Wayne Rooney – who scored the winner at Anfield in the league meeting last month – due to a knee injury, as well as Bastian Schweinsteiger (knee), Ashley Young (groin), Antonio Valencia (ankle), Luke Shaw (leg) and Phil Jones (ankle).

Jesse Lingard is also suspended, but Marouane Fellaini was fit enough for the bench on Sunday after missing six games with a hamstring problem and could be involved.