Manchester United taken on Liverpool at Anfield this afternoon, hoping for our first win there in seven years, having already beaten them at Old Trafford this season.
Erik ten Hag has yet to experience the fierceness of this rivalry away from home and has told the club’s official site how much he is looking forward to it.
Very excited. I am really looking forward [to it], and we know we can expect a strong opposition, hostile ambience and we are really looking forward to performing there. Mentality is one of the decisive factors on Sunday. We know we have to play our best to get the right result there.
The players are used to playing those games. We also have the experience [of] playing Liverpool, or if they played Liverpool away, or Manchester United v Liverpool, then they have played [against] Barcelona or Real Madrid. They know how to deal with such locations.
United have scored at least two goals in all of our last 12 games and Ten Hag has praised the development of our attacking play.
We are more effective. That’s coming from the progress we are making in our attacking way of play. That’s about routines, getting the right structures in and how players play often together and the routines are improving, then you score more. Scoring is about small details, so when the routines are better, then when you have the opportunity to score, you are more effective, and it is higher.