Emre Can hoping Liverpool become first English side to KO Man Utd from Europe

Emre Can, Liverpool

Liverpool would make history becoming the first English side to knock Manchester United out of Europe if they eliminate the Red Devils from the Europa League today when the two sides meet at Old Trafford.

Germany international of Turkish origin Emre Can is almost certain to start and will be hoping to reach the quarter-final stage of the competition for the first time wearing a Liverpool shirt.

Can was part of the Reds side that were knocked out of the Europa League Round of 32 last season on penalties against Turkish giants Besiktas.

Liverpool go into the second leg against United with a healthy 2-0 lead but the Red Devils have an overall lead in the 196 games between the two sides winning 79 times.

To make maters worse Liverpool have won just 17 times out of the 91 games they have played away to United.

In fact the last time Liverpool beat United away in a cup competition was back in 1921. Fortunately for the Reds they do not actually need to win. Liverpool could actually book a place in the next round with a 1-0 defeat.

Even scoring one goal would make it very difficult for United and Liverpool have scored in seven of their last 10 games at Old Trafford.