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Manchester United will face Liverpool in England's Premier League (EPL) 17 rounds at their home anfield.
Manchester United will face Liverpool in England's Premier League (EPL) 17 rounds at their home anfield. Both teams are longtime rivals with over 100 years of history. Both teams have the nickname 'Reds Derby' because they are red in team colors. It is also known as the North West Derby, a city in the northwest of England. For a long time, England's top-ranked derby has played a total of 174 games between the two teams, with 69 wins, 48 losses and 57 losses. Last season, both of the games were held to a draw. Liverpool are in the best league in club history. He did not lose in the Premier League with 13 wins and 3 draws (42 points) this season. He is in second place behind Manchester City (44 points), but if he catches the game, he will be able to regain his lead again. United, meanwhile, are standing at 6th with 7 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses (26 points). There are only one victory in four games this month. It was often the case that they did not get three points for the relegation team. However, Manchester United have been strong in Liverpool recently. The last time he lost to Old Trafford in March 2014, when he was coach David Moyes, was 0-3. There is no defeat for the next five years. They have continued their unbeaten run (5 wins and 3 rds) in eight league games against Liverpool. Jurgen klopp has never beat United in the league since winning Liverpool's baton. Liverpool's slovenly Mohammed Salah Roberto firminho and Sadio Mane have no good memory against United. I did not even record one attack point. That's why Liverpool have a very strong sense of Manchester United. Mourinho said in a recent interview with the local media, "We will be in fourth place by the end of the year." It is not easy. The difference between the 5th place and Arsenal is eight points. If you aim to reach the end of the year, you need to win Liverpool. Mourinho said in an official press conference ahead of the match, "Your opponent will know our strengths and weaknesses. Every victory point is needed for the win. So I will be professional in the UEFA Champions League. "
Romelu Lukaku: Jose Mourinho does not fake emotions
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku says boss Jose Mourinho is "real" and does not fake his emotions like other managers in the Premier League. Mourinho demanded respect from the media after an angry news conference following a 3-0 defeat by Tottenham at Old Trafford last month. But Lukaku says the Portuguese is a family man, makes the players laugh and fights for them, and deserves respect. "People know a side from him which is he's a winner," said Lukaku. "But what I like about him is he's not going to fake his emotions. When he's mad, you know he is mad. When he's happy, you see he is happy. "I don't understand why people don't like the realness about him. When he's mad at me I know he is mad at me, and I try to do what he wants so he is happy again." In an interview with Dion Dublin on Football Focus, the Belgium forward also talks about learning from Thierry Henry and Didier Drogba, his relationship with ex-Everton manager Ronald Koeman and wanting to finish his career with no regrets. 'Mourinho is cool with everybody' United finished second in the Premier League last season, but have lost two of their opening four games this campaign. Lukaku, 25, says Mourinho will not shy away from confrontation when he is unhappy with the way his players or the team are performing. "Sometimes footballers, we get soft a little bit," added Lukaku. "If I listen to players from back in the day and now, a manager cannot say what he wants to a player because you feel attacked. "But I don't feel attacked, because that's who I am - I am a tough man, but that doesn't come from football, that comes from my background. "My relationship with him is cool. He makes me laugh, he makes the players laugh, he's a real family guy. He fights for his players, but he's real. When you're not happy, you don't need to fake your emotions. "People need to appreciate that, at least there are people who are real in this world like him. Because most of the managers in the league, when they are not happy they try to find a way to seem happy. "You should respect that he wants to keep his own personality and not shy away from confrontation. Here, he really wants us to improve. He is a normal guy, we get along well. He is cool with everybody." 'Getting schooled' by Henry and Drogba Lukaku has scored 104 Premier League goals since first arriving in the England as an 18-year-old when he signed for Chelsea in 2011. Told he has reached that figure in 30 games fewer than former Blues team-mate Didier Drogba, the Belgian responded: "But he has four Premier League [titles] and I have none." Lukaku says the former Chelsea striker has had a huge influence on his career, along with ex-Arsenal forward Thierry Henry - Belgium's assistant manager - and another former team-mate, Nicolas Anelka. "We talk every day. He is part of the process. He has been part of the process since I came to the Premier League. Even though we haven't been in the same dressing room for years, he is still part of the process," said Lukaku. "At the World Cup, he was at the hotel almost all the time. Can you imagine at the hotel for the World Cup, where we were staying in Russia, I had Thierry there and Didier here and I had to sit here and take everything in: 'You did this wrong and you did that wrong, but this you did OK...' "They know I accept it because I really want to have the same career as they had. "They can be as hard as they want, but I take it because I really want the same thing. Sometimes when I see Nico as well, those three are the guys when I grew up, they were like my everything. "For me to have them sharing their experience with me, I take everything in. Even if they're trying to knock me off, it's no problem. Those guys, they have what I want and they tell me all the time 'you are dangerous, because you are stronger than we were' and I debate about pace with Thierry all the time! "To be schooled by Thierry, Didier and Nico is the best thing that's happened to me." 'I did my research on Koeman!' Initially joining the club on loan for the 2013-14 season, Lukaku signed for Everton for a club record £28m the following campaign. The striker's prolific form saw him linked with moves away from the club, before the arrival of former Netherlands and Barcelona defender Koeman, who convinced Lukaku to stay for another season. "Ronald Koeman came in and me and him really had an open discussion," said Lukaku. "At the time, I could have left. I said to him 'you've been a pro yourself, you had an opportunity to go to Barcelona at the same age' - because I did my research! "He said 'if you stay, I really want to help you to become a better player'. When he said that I wanted to give him a chance. That's why I could see he was a centre-back who scored so many goals, as many as some strikers in their careers. "I understand why, because of his eye for detail. In training he wouldn't give me a second, he was on me all the time. Which I don't mind, because mentally I am so strong. "Roberto Martinez helped me so much, but with Koeman, because he was a former player at the top level, he told me 'when you want to play at that top level, you need this and this and this, because I played with Romario, this guy and this guy' so I was like listen, listen, listen." Improving on his game is almost an obsession for Lukaku, who watches re-runs of his matches during the off season in a bid to become a more complete player. "I try to look at as many games as I can from the season before, the mistakes I have done and the points I can improve on," he explained. "In the first week, we come in and analyse what I want to work on throughout the season. "The reason I score more and more goals, season after season, is I know my mistakes from the past, I know my strengths and I work on my strengths, but the little points I want to get better and it's constant. "Football is what, 15 years? I want to invest 100% of my life into the game, so when it's all said and done, I don't want to have regrets."