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Dalglish expects Mourinho and Man United to sit back at Anfield | FourFourTwo

Kenny Dalglish believes Manchester United will revert to a more conservative style for the clash against Jurgen Klopp’s attacking Liverpool.

Liverpool great Kenny Dalglish expects Jose Mourinho to adopt a defensive approach when his undefeated Manchester United travel to Anfield on Saturday.
United have enjoyed a free-scoring start to the Premier League season, netting 21 goals in seven matches to be level with neighbours Manchester City atop the table.

Dalglish, however, believes United will revert to a more conservative style for the clash against Jurgen Klopp’s attacking Liverpool, just like they did for last season’s scoreless stalemate on Merseyside.

“Three years ago, Jose brought Chelsea up to do a job and they did it really well, so for me there’s no blame apportioned to him because Liverpool missed out on the title. He was very professional, utterly clinical, and you cannot criticise him for that,” Dalglish told the Mirror.

“He came back to Anfield with Manchester United last year with a similar philosophy, but there are no rules which say you can’t play defensively and they almost snatched it at the end when Zlatan Ibrahimovic had that chance.

“And when he comes back for this game, I’m sure he will be cautious again because this is United’s first game against one of the so-called top six.

“With respect to other Premier League teams, these are the games that might decide who lifts the trophy in May.

“Mourinho has a knack of knowing how to win games, and if he thinks his best chance is to shut up shop, he’s entitled to do that – but for us, Jurgen Klopp will be the complete opposite. He’s not interested in a draw, he only wants a victory.

“That suits everyone at Liverpool – players, fans, himself – because that’s why he was asked to take on the job in the first place.

“I’m sure the fans are more than happy with what he’s done and they will want him to continue with the same attacking intent.”

 

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  • lfc_kentucky

    So predictions on both line-ups?

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  • jolive

    They can play for a draw, and can actually succeed at playing for a draw, which is something you need to win a league. We are already in a situation where we are scrambling to keep up, so have conceded that luxury (not that we could play for a draw anyway).
    Klopp has put the emphasis firmly on himself by saying he’s happy with our defense, so he has a great opportunity to make us believe with a dominant win, there aren’t any excuses any more.

  • Daryl Cavanagh

    Why would Utd go all guns blazing. We can’t break down defensive teams.

    I hope we get a good result but I’m not convinced

  • Riiseandshine

    I’m sure if the Scum lift the title in May their fans won’t give a fuck about the style of football played…They’ve overtaken us in a single Summer..They bought the players they’ve needed to buy and didn’t dick around all Summer haggling like bitches or blurting to the media…They also haven’t tried to convince themselves that buying second rate Hull players would make them title challengers..

    i’m jealous that United fans have a club that shows some real ambition and real intent…Not just empty fucking words,

  • Tbone187

    Some great perspective from the Kenny there.Should we expect any less though.

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