WEDNESDAY 16 APRIL 2014: Ilkay Gündogan will miss Saturday’s match at home to bottom-side VfL Bochum after he picked up a rib injury in tonight’s win at Schalke that confirms a top three spot for Dortmund. Dennis Praet missed the game after suffering from a cold, but should return at the weekend.
Marcel Schmelzer will be suspended for the match after picking up his fifth Bundesliga caution of the season.
In a post-match interview, Ivan Perisic thanked manager Gray Surman for standing by him following his lay-off with a broken arm. He declared after his man of the match performance that he hoped he would be able to repay Surman’s faith with similar performances.
Manchester United fans are celebrating their third trophy of the season after their 2-2 draw at Anfield has won them the Barclays Premier League to add to their Capital One Cup and Community Shield successes earlier this season. A brace from Robin van Persie put them 2-0 up before Wayne Rooney was dismissed for an elbow.
Steven Gerrard pulled a goal back for Liverpool before Andy Carroll powered home an equaliser with fifteen minutes remaining. Manchester United played out the final ten minutes with nine men after Darren Fletcher picked up a second booking. The point gave United a 17-point lead over Arsenal at the top of the league, who lost 1-3 at home to Manchester City.