UEFA Europa League draw FIXTURES: Manchester United vs Liverpool, Spurs vs Dortmund
James Milner's fifth-minute penalty, awarded after Dominik Kohr handled, proved decisive in the 1-0 victory which put the Reds into the last 16.
Sturridge was taken off after 65 minutes with his return from injury and Sunday's final in mind and Liverpool were lacking his threat up front as they failed to increase their lead.
In another single-country draw, former Manchester United full-back Gary Neville's Valencia will take on Athletic Bilbao.
"I am enjoying playing for Liverpool", said Firmino, "alongside the Brazilians and rest of the team".
"We can start at the first game against Carlisle when I was not here and Adam Bogdan made three penalty saves.
I am sure you will see in the game that we really want to win this". It was not what we deserve.
"We have a good chance to make more problems for them than they can imagine in this moment". "In this round there was no easy game, so Man United-good!"
England's two most decorated sides will clash in the Europa League after Liverpool and Manchester United were drawn against one another in the round of 16.
Joe Allen, Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana all trained yesterday after missing Thursday's Europa League win over Augsburg and Jordon Ibe and Jon Flanagan were not in the squad for the 1-0 victory against the Germans.
Kevin de Bruyne and Samir Nasri are both still sidelined.
'I think back to those finals I did win as a player and in the build-up the managers were crucial.
"I spoke to Daniel a few weeks ago when I was up at the Liverpool training ground and it was bothering him then, passionately bothering him".
"Bacary Sagna, Vincent Kompany and Raheem Sterling are recovering separately after the game but I hope the three of them will be fit". Not today but overnight. The owners have brought him in and now they need to back him, but the problem is the money.
Pellegrini said: "The players are recovering from the last game they played". I won't talk about tactics here.
Liverpool's set-pieces appear to get increasingly woeful as the season goes on and they never threatened from any free-kick or corner, often failing to even beat the first man.
"From what I understand Fenway Sports Group have told the manager it is not a bottomless pit", Hansen said.