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Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool lead the way in 'big six' battles

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool lead the way in 'big six' battles

The Red Devils head in to this weekend's fixture high on confidence and in form.

A scan later revealed that Fellaini had sprained his medial knee ligament and would be out for at least two weeks as a result.

Following Wayne Rooney's departure, only one member of the present squad has ever scored for the club at Anfield - Juan Mata - and this is a test of character like no other.

"No blow, no problem", he said.

"Liverpool don't take chances and their defence is poor, you would think Lukaku would have too much for that back line".

We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website and bring you more relevant advertising. He left Anfield with a point and praise for his players, speaking of how United controlled things "not just tactically but the emotion of the game". Every top player is used to playing two games over a four or five day period, after all.

Toothless Palace are the first top-flight side to lose their opening seven games since Portsmouth in 2009 and the first in 129 years of the Football League to do so without scoring. That first half-an-hour is crucial and Mourinho will know that.

Tottenham Hotspur, in third place, will attempt to lay their Wembley jinx in the league at the fourth time of asking as they host Bournemouth, while fourth-placed champions Chelsea, beaten by City before the international break, visit Crystal Palace.

"They played (Emre) Can and (Jordan) Henderson for some reason and they did that for 90 minutes when they normally project more players in attack", Mourinho said afterwards.

Saturday's clash with United comes just under a year after taking on Mourinho's side at Anfield last season, again directly after the October interval.

They are also without a Premier League victory over bitter adversaries United in their last six meetings but Mourinho says recent history will have no bearing on Saturday.