Virgil van Dijk says Liverpool ought to be “aggressive” against Manchester United, admitting the visitors are “absolutely in form”.
United have lost just one league game since November while Liverpool lie ten points behind after a disappointing season. Jurgen Klopp’s side are unbeaten in their last four league outings although recently fell to a humbling 5-2 Champions League defeat to Real Madrid.
United travel to Anfield a week after lifting the Carabao Cup at Wembley, Erik ten Hag’s maiden trophy. The Reds boss said he is “looking forward” to the clash with Liverpool, describing the encounter as a “test“. READ MORE: United already have the blueprint to beat Liverpool FC He added: “I know these players, my squad, my team will be prepared to go and fight, to go with confidence but we know it's going to be difficult.
We know we have to suffer, we have to sacrifice to get a good result.“ Van Dijk agreed that the fixture was a “massive” game but backs his side to perform despite August’s 2-1 loss at Old Trafford. “Yes [it's a massive game], so let's make sure everyone is at their best, including us but also the fans as they play a massive part too,” he told club media. “But we should be confident, we should be aggressive and I'm looking forward to it because you want to be out there performing and showing what you can do.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk