Nathaniel Clyne has stressed that Liverpool cannot afford to allow Manchester United any space when they lock horns at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Brendan Rodgers’ men sit seventh in the Premier League with seven points from four games, level with United, and Clyne is confident they can cause their rivals plenty of problems at the weekend.
“We need to be at their throats from the start, not let them settle in the game, and with the quality we have up front we can cause them problems,” the defender told Liverpool’s official website.
“Working hard, playing on the front foot and taking the game to them is going to be key. We can’t allow them to pass the ball around as they like to or have too much free space.”
Clyne also revealed that playing in big games like Saturday’s encounter was a factor in his move to Liverpool.
“One of the reasons I signed for Liverpool is to play in big matches like this,” he added.
“Playing at Old Trafford last season with Southampton and getting the three points was a great feeling. It was a well-deserved victory; we played really well and you have to be on top of your game if you want to come away with three points.”
Liverpool were beaten 3-0 at Old Trafford in 2014-15, with Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Robin van Persie finding the net for United.