Liverpool ‘back to their best’ but ‘too early to talk titles’ – Ole

Date published: Friday 22nd October 2021 2:25 - Dan Butterfield

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted it will take everything to get a result against Liverpool on Sunday and revealed just what they will have to do.

United take on Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday, with the two sides coming into the game in contrasting form. Solskjaer’s side have won just three out of their last eight game in all competitions whilst Liverpool are yet to lose this season.

Now, Solskjaer has spoken about what his side must do to earn a result this weekend.

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“Liverpool are in a great run of form and we have to have a strong mindset,” admitted the Norwegian.

“We have to focus on Liverpool’s front three for 95 minutes to keep a clean sheet.

“It’s going to take everything to get results against the best teams in the world and Europe, and Liverpool are one of them. They’re one of the teams we’re chasing.

“What they’ve done the last four years is what we’re striving towards and go past them. We ended up above them last season, they had a bad spell with injuries last year but are now back to their best.”

“You can’t give them chances, we gave Atalanta two and they scored two. In football teams are gonna create chances, that’s the nature of the game.

“I don’t agree with everyone when people say we were really bad against Atalanta, they were clinical. So will Liverpool. We can’t give them an inch in our box.”

Before the season started, United and Liverpool were seen as title contenders but the Manchester clubs recent from has people questioning whether they can genuinely win the Premier League.

However, Solskjaer was keen to say it was too soon to be talking titles.

“This early you can’t talk about titles or anything, we are chasing them, Liverpool are one of the teams we are trying to catch up on, in the last four years, even though last season we were ahead of them maybe because of bad luck with injuries. We still know we have to improve to get up to the level of their last four years.

“We have absolutely no right to go on the pitch against any team in the Premier League thinking that we can give less than our best to win the game.

“We have not won the league in the last three of four years, you can understand City or Liverpool to walk onto the pitch and think quality is enough, we have players to keep on improving, developing.”


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