Manchester United have named their team for today’s crucial game at Anfield.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side go into the game as Premier League leaders and know that a win could extend their lead to six points over the reigning champions.
“I think we have as many injuries as them,” Solskjaer said at the press conference. “That’s just how football is, you get injuries and that’s just part and parcel of the game. I’ll give everyone tomorrow as well to prove their fitness, to get a chance to go to that game. There are a couple of knocks that we got at Burnley that I’m not sure about. For us, form goes out the window when you play your rivals.”
“I’m going to give everyone a chance, another day. Anthony is not out of it. I think the only ones that are certainly out it are Brandon and Phil Jones. They are the two that definitely cannot make the game. A couple of others may be doubts, but we’re hoping – fingers crossed.”
“The boys have to be confident going into the games when you get results and performances like we’ve had. It’s human nature. Confidence is not just something you can give them, they work to get that confidence. Then going away to Anfield, playing against the champions who haven’t lost there for three-and-a-half years, that’s a different challenge. That’s not one that you just turn up to and win because we’re confident.”
“There is much more than that which has to go into the game and preparation. It’s about the mindset and how you prepare your head for every single little moment because we know in these games that small moments can decide them. We saw that in the Carabao Cup [against Manchester City] when we conceded from set plays and last time we lost to Liverpool they had a corner and scored and we had a corner in the last minute and they counter-attacked and scored. So there are fine margins and small differences… maybe a decision that’s wrong or right that can change the whole course of a game or a season.”
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