Many say Liverpool v Manchester United is the biggest game in the country but according to Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish it’s just another game.
What usually is a frantic and fiery build up has been calmly restored by the Liverpool manager who has claimed this is no different to any other game. Is he trying to wind up Fergie by playing mind games or does he genuinely believe this match is of the same aptitude as when they face a team like West Brom?
The Scot said “People say this is the biggest game of the season but I don’t look at any game as being big or small. It’s another game, another three points for a win.”
Having secured their 19th Premier League title and knocking Liverpool off their perch, Liverpool will have a big incentive to get one back on their fiercest rivals. They currently lie in 5th place, 6 points behind leaders United, so a win here is vitally important if they want to be considered as serious contenders.
Liverpool will feel fairly confident going into Saturday’s showdown having been pretty dominant over United in recent seasons with the Merseyside club notching three straight wins at Anfield. They have also come out on top in four of the last six league meetings.
Last season Liverpool braced to a 3-1 win victory, but with United currently unbeaten and having a profound freshness and confidence about them, Kenny knows those victories count for nothing come Saturday.
He added: “In this fixture last season, we got our reward for playing very well and won 3-1.”
“But we won’t get anything on Saturday because of what we did the last time we faced off against them.”
“We know what we’re up against and so do they. Nobody will have an easy 90 minutes. That’s what the Premier League is all about.”
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