Kenny Dalglish believes Jose Mourinho will set Manchester United up to frustrate Liverpool’s attacking threat during Saturday’s Premier League clash at Anfield.
The Special One brings his unbeaten United side to Anfield on Saturday on the back of nine wins in their first 10 games and looking to inflict more misery on a Liverpool side that boasts just one win in their last seven.
But while United’s attack have won plenty of plaudits this season, Anfield legend Dalglish reckons Mourinho will set United up to ‘park the bus’ during the match.
Dalglish told Mirror Sport: “Three years ago, Jose brought Chelsea up to do a job and they did it really well, so for me there’s no blame apportioned to him because Liverpool missed out on the title. He was very professional, utterly clinical, and you cannot criticise him for that.
“He came back to Anfield with Manchester United last year with a similar philosophy, but there are no rules which say you can’t play defensively and they almost snatched it at the end when Zlatan Ibrahimovic had that chance.
“And when he comes back for this game, I’m sure he will be cautious again because this is United’s first game against one of the so-called top six.
“With respect to other Premier League teams, these are the games that might decide who lifts the trophy in May.
“Mourinho has a knack of knowing how to win games, and if he thinks his best chance is to shut up shop, he’s entitled to do that – but for us, Jurgen Klopp will be the complete opposite. He’s not interested in a draw, he only wants a victory.
“That suits everyone at Liverpool – players, fans, himself – because that’s why he was asked to take on the job in the first place.
“I’m sure the fans are more than happy with what he’s done and they will want him to continue with the same attacking intent.”