Jose Mourinho: Manchester United are far from playing in my image

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is adamant his side aren't "underdogs" ahead of their clash against Liverpool, insisting they will take the game to their hosts.

"If they buy someone in January to replace Gomez in the team then he has to be someone who can effectively imitate, if not improve, all of the aspects that Gomez brings to the side, and for me that's going to be very, very hard".

"Against Everton the fans left very happy with the victory and the way in which we won, and I hope against Manchester United we can put on a similar spectacle: representing the Liverpool shirt and playing with a lot of desire".

"There is speed, technique, physical strength, pretty much everything".

"They still have (David) De Gea in goal".

"(Clyne) was unfortunately injured in the past two or three weeks but luckily he's back in full training for three or four days", the manager said before also mentioning a couple of young players who could feature in the squad this weekend.

"I think trophies matter, it matters, especially when you have the potential to fight for trophies and especially when you clearly say the objective is to win the trophy", Mourinho told reporters.

Trent Alexander-Arnold out of Man United clash

Cameroonian global Joel Matip suffered a fractured collarbone against Napoli but latest reports have confirmed that even 20-year-old full back Trent Alexander-Arnold has suffered an ankle problem in the victory over the Serie A side on Tuesday.

While Mourinho's team are involved in a scrap for a place in the top four, Liverpool have title ambitions after spending almost £250 million on new players in 2018, including £168m in the summer.

Home and away they have not beaten United in the last eight league meetings, drawing three and losing five, but Klopp is still relishing the prospect of going head-to-head with their historical rivals.

"It's our situation, it's a crisis is if you feel it's a crisis".

"Trent is not as serious as the other two boys, but it's not top class news".

The 27-year-old England global missed the majority of the last campaign through injury, while his only appearance this season was in the League Cup loss to Chelsea in September. "Is it flawless? No". Is he experienced enough to do it? Yes, 100 per cent. We don't solve problems for others, we have our own problems and our own targets and we go for them'. "The look of the season can change in just this one month, so we need to pick the points up and keep improving".