“You never want to lose the game but I saw enough in that day to know we had actually got our identity back“.
This season, Rodgers was given the backing of the Liverpool board and he even had a role in getting some of the players into the team.
Liverpool will be without suspended playmaker Philippe Coutinho on Saturday after his red card against West Ham, so striker Danny Ings or winger Jordon Ibe are in contention to start.
Louis van Gaal has insisted he is not a dictator at Manchester United after revealing his players regularly come to him to discuss important issues.
3) Evra’s taunt post-match: The following season, Liverpool lost 2-1 to Manchester United at Old Trafford, which resulted in Evra celebrating the victory straight in front of Suarez after the match.
In September, there’s no such thing as a must-win game, but this certainly comes close for both teams.
“In the season when we almost won the league we didn’t really play that brand of football until November or December time“.
Rogers was also encouraged by the improvements his team has made over the last term, but accepted that the West Ham game was a “big disappointment”.
“People I meet in the street always remember that game and it’s something that will always be there for me”, he said.
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has thanked the club’s fans for their support following his failed deadline day move to Real Madrid.
A win in this one would do the Liverpool players confidence the world of good and get the fans buzzing as they love nothing more than beating their rivals. With Rooney as their only proven Premier League striker, an injury to their record breaking forward would mean that midfielder Marouane Fellaini would have to lead the line.
Of the three goals United have scored in the league this season, one was an own goal by Tottenham Hotspur’s Kyle Walker and the other was scored by Adnan Januzaj, who is no longer at the club.
After coming on to make his Liverpool debut in the 3-0 defeat to West Ham United, Danny Ings has been named in Brendan Rodgers’ starting lineup for Saturday’s clash with Manchester United.