Dal­glish ex­pects United to park bus at An­field

The New Age (Northern Cape) - - SPORT -

MANCH­ESTER United have scored 21 goals in their open­ing seven Pre­mier League games but for­mer Liver­pool great Kenny Dal­glish be­lieves they will take a more de­fen­sive ap­proach at An­field to­mor­row.

United are sec­ond in the Pre­mier League be­hind Manch­ester City on goal dif­fer­ence while Liver­pool sit sev­enth af­ter a mixed start to the sea­son.

De­spite leak­ing 12 goals, Jür­gen Klopp’s Liver­pool have shown plenty of at­tack­ing flair and Dal­glish feels United’s de­fence will ex­er­cise cau­tion.

“You would al­ways ex­pect Liver­pool v Manch­ester United to be a tight game,” Dal­glish said.

“Last year, when United came to Liver­pool, Jose Mour­inho parked the bus. But it wasn’t just the one bus, I think it was a cou­ple of dou­ble deck­ers he put there. “That’s not to give him stick in any way, it was very dif­fi­cult for Liver­pool and (Zla­tan) Ibrahi­movic nearly got a late win­ner.

“United will come and set up quite de­fen­sively, but they have fan­tas­tic front men in Mar­cus Rash­ford, Romelu Lukaku and An­thony Mar­tial.”

Dal­glish praised Liver­pool’s new sign­ing Mo­hamed Salah for his early im­pact. The Egyp­tian for­ward has scored four goals and formed a good un­der­stand­ing with his fel­low for­wards.

“Mo Salah has been the most ex­cit­ing sign­ing of the sum­mer for Liver­pool. He’s re­ally quick, he takes it up to peo­ple and they start to panic.” – Reuters

Mo­hamed Salah

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