Man United likely to play for point, says Liverpool's Lovren

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A Manchester United star has opened up about his relationship with Jose Mourinho and how the manager sees him as "his sergeant on the pitch".

United manager was heavily criticized by a section of pundits for setting up a defensive team against Jurgen Klopp's side.

Liverpool visit Old Trafford this weekend in a bid to leapfrog Manchester United and Sky Sports punditry duo Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville have had a look at the fixture and what to expect. What matters is the points. "Last time, when they came here, they defend really deep so let's see what happens now", the Croatian told United Kingdom newspapers.

"[Will they do that again?] I think so".

Manchester United are aiming to finish in second place in the Premier League this season as they bid to end up in the top four after finishing in sixth place last term.

On Monday at Crystal Palace, Mourinho's side were disjointed and shapeless as they fell 2-0 down to the relegation-threatened Londoners, only to rally and get the three points thanks to a last-minute strike from midfielder Nemanja Matic. We will play like we play every day, attacking football. We're really confident, looking at ourselves and our own abilities, we know we can beat them.

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After the October game, Lovren accused United striker Romelu Lukaku of deliberately kicking him in the face but the Croatian said he has no hard feelings towards the Belgian.

Belgium global Romelu Lukaku, who has found some form recently, joined the Old Trafford club at the start of the season from Premier League rivals Everton for a reported fee of £75 million (R1.23 billion).

"No. It is over. We can say what we want, he scores many goals", Lovren added.

But it is their forwards, led by the irrepressible Salah alongside Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, who have scored a combined 68 goals this season, that will give Mourinho sleepless nights.

"Definitely Lukaku is one of the best strikers in the Premier League".

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