Man Utd: Mourinho explains dominance of Liverpool

"I think the work rate I am delivering to the team is a lot and he knows he can come to me whenever". I know how important it is for our fans.

"I've played in the Old Firm derby and that was very special - now I'm definitely looking forward to this game and seeing how the atmosphere is".

"I feel like we can beat anyone".

"I had many times these wrong decisions that I made, sometimes I can accept it sometimes not because football is like that - but in the end it depends on yourself and whether you are ready to move on or not". I can't wait for it to start. Beating them at Old Trafford gives it that something extra.

"I think he's a bit fed up with all of the suggestions that he can't deliver in the big games but I think it has something which has been caused by something out of his control - Manchester United's tactics against the top six", Le Tissier told Sky Sports.

United could tighten their grip on the second spot in the league with a win over third-placed Liverpool, who are two points behind heading into the weekend.

Lovren's three matches with the Dutchman have seen only two goals conceded (both at home to Tottenham) and two clean sheets. "They scored twice and that has a big influence on different things in the game - one team gets a big boost, the other one a big blow".

Virgil Van Dijk is a big game player so I don't think anybody is anxious about the Dutchman's prowess as a defender against top players. "It's going to be a big, big step ahead of the last games of the season".

'The ball drops kindly and deflection takes it past (Loris) Karius.

He said: "People look at football, they don't look at what is going on around the life".

A master of gamesmanship, Mourinho has been known to set up his teams in quite a defensive manner at various stages of his career and he was criticised by many for holding out for a 0-0 draw with the Reds at Anfield earlier this season. For them, maybe a point will be good but we never play for a point. It's a sweet sound.

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