Saturday, 22nd September, 2012
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes that if the Reds follow his game plan then they can defeat Manchester United tomorrow.
The clash between the two clubs is considered the "English classic" and has been compared to Barcelona-Real Madrid’s famous El Clasico.
But this year it is a game which comes with even more pressure than normal for the Reds, as they have yet to register a win in the Premier League this season.
Rodgers believes that three points can be claimed tomorrow though, if the team play to the best of their ability and implement his tactical plans.
"It’s important to play with your brain. There is going to be a lot of emotion around the game, which there normally is in relation to Liverpool against Manchester United", the Northern Irishman told his club’s official site.
"We play to our strengths. We always pay respect and look to analyse the opponent’s strengths and weaknesses, but the key will be for us to perform how we can and look to play our game.
"If we can do that – control and dominate as well as press the ball well – then we’ll have every chance of winning."
The Liverpool boss also insists that not having a win in the Premier League so far this season has not adversely affected his squad, with morale remaining good.
"The spirit in the group is very strong and the confidence is very, very high", said Rodgers.
"We’ve had a couple of games we should have won."