Another Liverpool Star Ruled Out Of Manchester United Clash

One win in their last five Premier League games certainly does underline the malaise United are in, and a game against heated rivals Liverpool is yet another ideal opportunity for Mourinho to frustrate Klopp with his defensive lead tactics. Liverpool are viewed as a team in their manager's image and Mourinho was asked whether the same could be said for him and United.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp responded to Jose Mourinho's jibe about trophies, saying it can not be all he is judged on at Anfield.

The arch-rivals meet on Sunday with United looking to maintain their record of not losing at Anfield in the Premier League since 2013, although the fact their last two encounters have been goalless draws with Jose Mourinho's side having 38 and 35 per cent possession respectively says much about the type of games they were. That is how I understand life, I learned it a little bit in football. I'm not the pope of football tactics and tell people what they have to do.

Riise played in 16 encounters between Liverpool and United during his seven-season stay at Anfield.

One positive for Mourinho is that United are coming into the game off the back of a victory in the Premier League a resounding 4-1 win against a struggling Fulham side.

As for United, they are now 16 points away from Liverpool and underlines their poor start to the season under Jose Mourinho.

It would be extremely risky to put in a Liverpool youngster for their debut against the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial at the weekend, but Klopp's comments are very wise just for the fact his name is thrown into contention. So I think I have to respect the ones that did it, and I have to respect the ambition of the ones that didn't.

"But it should all be about Liverpool and I can see them winning well". It's also worth bearing in mind that four of Liverpool's last six home games in all competitions have seen an Under 2.5 Goals bet land.

So often dwarfed by the wealth of City's Abu Dhabi owners and United's vast commercial revenue, Liverpool were this summer's biggest spenders in the transfer market. Phil Jones scored an own goal in Valencia because he panicked.

"It's always a high-tempo game, tackles flying in because of the intense rivalry, fans giving stick - but that happens every game no matter where you play". "Because I know if I hit the ball hard enough, it's hard for the goalkeeper to react".

  • Rosalie Stanley