Erik ten Hag is looking forward to taking his Manchester United team to Anfield for the first time.
After winning his first trophy since becoming Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag will now turn his attention to cementing top four in the Premier League. The Reds are still in two other cup competitions and nobody expects our standards to drop anytime soon.
A win over Liverpool on Sunday would keep United in position to take advantage of any Arsenal or Man City hiccups, while defeat would bolster Jurgen Klopp side’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League.
Ten Hag is expecting a hostile atmosphere at Anfield, although he stressed that his players enjoy such environments.
“I’m looking forward to it, the ambience, the atmosphere,” said Ten Hag, as per ESPN. “It will be great, it will be hostile against us, but we like that.
“I know these players, my squad, my team, will be prepared to go there and fight and to go there with confidence. We know it’s going to be difficult, we know we will have to suffer and we will have to sacrifice to get a good result.
“I think our team, our mentality in general is very good. I think we also have many leaders who set the mentality, who set the standards, who control the standards, who correct if necessary. I think we are happy with this process but it can always be better. That has to be the approach.”
The manager added: “We have to play and to make it our game. Of course we know the ambience will not be supporting us and you have to deal with that.”
United have suffered defeats on the road against their rivals this season — City and Arsenal — so Sunday will give the players a chance to set the record straight, and it’s been a while since we’ve took three points at Anfield.
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