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Will Jose Mourinho's Manchester United look to contain Liverpool?

Will Jose Mourinho's Manchester United look to contain Liverpool?

Manchester United are currently in second place in the Premier League table and level on points with leaders Manchester City after winning six of their opening seven games in the top flight.

No, the problem comes through the nature of these contests, and the one which oversaw Fellaini's injury serves as a perfect example: the mixture of a terrible pitch, the pointless nature of the game (Belgium qualified for the World Cup back in September), and an almost 3,000 mile round trip was a recipe for disaster.

City, who have built up a goal difference of plus 20 during a stunning start to the campaign, host Stoke City with striker Sergio Aguero possibly in contention for a squad place after recovering from injuring his ribs in a car accident last month.

Liverpool will be up for this match.

And Klopp will be looking to turn around a poor record in both early kickoffs and in games directly after the international break since his arrival on Merseyside in 2015.

"It's a big game for us too because we have to keep fighting and improve our results".

"We don't cry with injuries, we may cry with the process that leads to injures, but we don't cry".

Fifth-placed Arsenal are at Watford, while Burnley, the surprise package so far in sixth, will fancy their chances of when they tackle West Ham United at Turf Moor. Some managers might be tempted to go to Anfield and look to dominate.

"They played (Emre) Can and (Jordan) Henderson for some reason and they did that for 90 minutes when they normally project more players in attack", Mourinho said afterwards.

And speaking to Sky Sports, former Manchester United defender Neville outlined why he thinks the first part of the game will be crucial on Saturday. They kept always Can and Henderson in position. Leading scorer Romelu Lukaku has scored five times against Liverpool in the past but has only won two of his 13 meetings with the Merseysiders.

"We tried everything, only with the wrong tools tonight", he said.