LFC News Round-Up: Endo rested for the weekend, and Amorim remains non-committal to Sporting

The latest headlines heading into our rematch against Manchester United.
SL Benfica v Sporting CP - Semi-Final second Leg - Portuguese Cup
SL Benfica v Sporting CP - Semi-Final second Leg - Portuguese Cup / Gualter Fatia/GettyImages

8 league games to go plus a potential Europa League run, and Liverpool can etch their names in history. Following yesterday's 3-1 win over Sheffield United, the Reds had to dig into their powers of recovery once again, to ensure they head into the weekend atop the Premier League table.

A rematch awaits against our fiercest rivals, Manchester United. Jurgen Klopp's men are looking for revenge following our demise in the FA Cup Quarterfinal at their expense. Needless to say, the Reds absolutely need a win to keep their title rivals at bay.

Here are some of the latest headlines heading into Sunday's classic.

Endo likely to feature against Man United

A notable absentee in Liverpool's 3-1 win over Sheffield United was Wataru Endo. With the Japanese international picking up a slight knock in the Reds' 2-1 win over Brighton last Easter.

Worries were quickly allayed by Jurgen Klopp however, as he stated that Endo was rested in anticipation for Sunday's massive clash.

Klopp added: "We had a feeling that he could've had a chance for tonight but if we leave him out there's a big chance for Sunday. That hasn't changed."

Liverpool have skillfully navigated their injury crisis thus far, but there's no doubt that we will need the Japanese international against United. Looking forward to seeing him anchor our midfield once again.

Wataru Endo
Liverpool are hoping Endo will be fit enough to play against Manchester United / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages

Amorim "cannot guarantee" Sporting stay

There certainly has been a bit more progress on the search for Liverpool's new manager. With Xabi Alonso and then, more recently, Roberto De Zerbi bowing out of the race to become the Reds' next gaffer.

However, the same couldn't be said for Ruben Amorim, who stated verbally that he couldn't commit to his current side beyond this season.

The Portuguese certainly presents himself as a viable option as Liverpool boss, with his track record in the Primera Liga being exemplary and his reputation around Europe, especially noteworthy.

There's certainly that element amongst Liverpool fans to savor these last remaining weeks with Klopp as our gaffer. But, as the saying goes, the show must go on, even after a legendary manager departs. It is safe to expect the manager news to ramp up as this season draws to a close.

Klopp urges both sets of fans to "show a bit of class" on Sunday

There are certainly a lot of things to like about the Liverpool and Manchester United rivalry. One that is considered among the best, if not the best, in world football.

One thing that sours the occasion mightily though is tragedy chanting, which our gaffer went out of his way to call out.

This was prevalent throughout the recent FA Cup tie, and it certainly leaves a bad taste in what's supposed to be a contest of supreme footballing ability, rather than anything off the pitch.

Let's try and keep it classy Reds fans. We've been one of the best teams in the world over the last few seasons due to the footballing ability, professionalism, and class throughout the squad. There's absolutely no place for tragedy chanting in the beautiful game.