Manchester United v Liverpool - Managerial Chit-Chat
Two giants of the game collide this Saturday lunch-time when Manchester United welcome Liverpool to Old Trafford.
Ahead of the big game that pitches second in the Premier League against third, both managers have held their pre-match press conference with both talking about the nature of the clash.
Jose Mourinho, looking to improve his poor record, as a manager, against sides managed by Jurgen Klopp, had this to say,
'For me, it's just a big match between two historical clubs not just in England but the world and in this moment important for top four, important for second, but I still don't look to some matches as special opponents. It's just a big match because we are speaking about two big clubs.
'I want to win of course, it's a big match, big opponent, it's the team just behind us. It's a team that is already in the Champions League last eight so of course it's a big match, but I'm not very good on that rivalry. Every opponent is a rival.'
Whereas Jurgen Klopp had this to remark,
'It's a good moment to go there but still unbelievably difficult. They have quality and it's an advantage for them to be at home. It's our job to level that. They're a very experienced team with a very experienced manager. It's quite a job to do.
'Two very good football teams will face each other. I hope all my players are involved in our defending. If someone says we have parked the bus I have no problem with that but we want to bring our football on the pitch as well because we know we're difficult to cope with.
'It will be a big fight but hopefully it ends with a positive result for us.'
The game promises to be a fascinating encounter, hopefully Manchester United will emerge victorious.