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

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

The Red Devils head in to this weekend's fixture high on confidence and in form.

The Merseyside outfit have only won three of their opening seven Premier League games to leave them in seventh place in the table and seven points off top spot.

Two goals from Juan Mata piled misery onto Liverpool, and United ran out 2-1 victors.

Tottenham Hotspur, in third place, will attempt to lay their Wembley jinx in the league at the fourth time of asking as they host Bournemouth, while fourth-placed champions Chelsea, beaten by City before the international break, visit Crystal Palace.

And Klopp can cling to the fact that his side have lost just once to a top-six side directly after an international break.

David De Gea, Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly, Daley Blind, Ander Herrera, Ashley Young and Marcus Rashford will all hope to feature when the boss names his team for what is always a frenzied occasion.

Manchester United have been brilliant so far but will Jose Mourinho revert to type at Anfield?

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

Unlike Arsenal, cut apart at Anfield in August, he knows that a low block against Liverpool is the way to play.

He has overseen eight games on his squad's return from duty with their national teams, of which there were three wins, four draws and one loss, that being the defeat to City this year.

"He can answer those doubters who are saying 'well they've not played anyone yet' and he knows that". They kept always Can and Henderson in position.

It is likely to be that way again.

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

"Man United at Anfield, against that back line, in the form they're in now?"

They are also without a Premier League victory over bitter adversaries United in their last six meetings but Mourinho says recent history will have no bearing on Saturday.