Jose Mourinho satisfied with Manchester United's 'positive result' against Liverpool

John O'Shea and Rio Ferdinand celebrate after the Irish defender's dramatic late winner

Emre Can has urged his Liverpool team-mates to go in "hard" against Manchester United on Saturday and says the Reds are determined to "dominate" the Anfield clash.

"You know this is quite amusing for me because I think when people speak about big atmospheres, it looks like we don't like, it looks like it's a problem for us to go to a certain place and to face a big atmosphere - this is what we want", Mourinho told reporters on Friday.

Mourinho's side are expected to be greeted by the type of hostile of reception typically reserved for Liverpool's fiercest rivals but the United manager has backed his players to thrive in it. I had [Ander] Herrera and [Nemanja] Matic and no-one on the bench.

"Probably you think we were defensive and they were offensive".

He added: "They came here and wanted a point, and got it".

"We weren't achieving things but since he has come in, his buys have been terrific, we won three trophies past year".

"For me, a team who can become champions this year was at our stadium and it was not a world apart from us".

United look well placed to strike having already plundered 21 league goals this season, while Romelu Lukaku can become the first player to score eight goals in his first eight Premier League games for the club. "It's okay and we will carry on", he said.

Shots on target by either side in the second half.

'It will be a very, very tough game because Manchester United have done very well this season so far.

Phil Neville has described Manchester United's trip to Liverpool as the "ultimate test" of their title credentials.

"When Barcelona played against Las Palmas with an empty stadium, do you think the players were happy with that?"

Matip made a solid connection but in that split second de Gea was already adjusting his body, jutting out his left foot to block the shot nearly on the goalline. In similar fashion, the supporters at Anfield - both home and away - were unlikely to be blown away by the final result either.

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