Jose Mourinho has previewed Manchester United’s visit to Liverpool on Saturday.
Premier League football returns with an eagerly awaited meeting between two of England’s most successful sides at Saturday lunchtime.
It will be the eighth game between Mourinho and managerial rival Jurgen Klopp – we took a look at the previous seven – and the Portuguese is looking forward to another classic.
“I like to play against the best teams, I like to play against the best clubs and I like to play at the best stadiums – the stadiums with more history,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.
“And you are right, at Anfield I’ve had great moments and I’ve had bad moments. They have had happiness against me, they have had very sad moments against me
“[Now] if they respect me as much as I respect them, we are going to have another one of those matches.”
On the importance of the game, the Portuguese added: “It’s for three points, not four. Maybe if we were in a moment of the season where it was a duel between two teams it would mean more but it’s not the case.
“At the same time, in these kinds of matches, every single moment plays a part. We are playing against a good team with very good players.
“This is press talk, or pundit talk: ‘We have something to prove, Lukaku has to score, we have to win [is what they say]’.
“We have to prove nothing. We have our objectives for the season, we know where we want to go and how we have to go.
“One match, one result, one performance – that’s not going to change anything.”