Liverpool travel to Old Trafford on Saturday, and new signing Nathaniel Clyne is looking forward to playing in one of the biggest games in English football.
“One of the reasons I signed for Liverpool is to play in big matches like this,” Clyne told LFCTV GO.
The right-back has settled into life well at Anfield after arriving from Southampton for £12 million this summer.
Clyne is currently away on international duty but knows the importance of the match against the Reds’ fierce rivals. And the former Southampton man has experience of tasting victory at Old Trafford.
“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.”
Clyne wants his new side to take the game to United, rather than sit back and defend deep.
“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.
“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.”
It was that attacking attitude that saw Liverpool completely dominate this fixture two seasons ago, running out 3-0 winners, courtesy of two Steven Gerrard penalties and a third from Luis Suarez.
But that was a stark contrast to last season, when Brendan Rodgers’ side were on the receiving end of a 3-0 defeat.
Liverpool play Man United this Saturday (5.30pm BST kick off). Michael Oliver has been named as the referee for the match.