Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has given update on his injured players and a hint on what his team selection will look like as the Red Devils travel to Anfield on Saturday.
The Portuguese confirmed he will be without Michael Carrick for the game but Romelu Lukaku is expected to start after overcoming an ankle injury.
Mourinho also confirmed midfielders, Marouane Fellaini and Paul Pogba are set to miss out with knee and hamstring injuries, respectively.
The former Chelsea boss, who was accused of negative tactics following a 0-0 draw at Anfield last season and the United manager joked he would adopt a different approach this time.
He said, “I play with one defender and nine strikers, don’t worry about it, we play with one guy behind and then we go with a new system and we play with nine strikers, don’t worry about it.”
United are looking to maintain their impressive start to the season and keep pace at the top of the table with Manchester City, who face Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
Mourinho added, “It’s just one more match, could be the first, could be the eighth or ninth or the last one.
“Probably, if it was the last, maybe it would decide something important but October for me is just another match.
“I understand the tradition, the emotions around the supporters but I look at it in a professional way.
“What I try to tell my players from the beginning of the season is every match is important, there are no easy matches, there are no matches you prepare more carefully than others, so if I try this mentality I am not going to say this match is more important than others.”