Emre Can has told his Liverpool team-mates that they will need to rough Manchester United up with "hard tackles" if they are to prevail in Saturday's huge Premier League clash.
Liverpool have endured a mixed start to the season, impressing at times going forward but leaving a lot to be desired in defence.
Creating chances has not been a problem, though their wastefulness has come back to bite them on numerous occasions, such as their Champions League draws with Sevilla and Spartak Moscow, as well as their most recent domestic outing – a 1-1 result at Newcastle United.
Can hopes things will be different in what is always a fiercely contested match and believes they have to approach the match in an aggressive manner, particularly against a side who have made a brilliant start to the season.
"It's for Liverpool the city, the fans and for us," Can told Liverpool's official website.
"It will be a very, very tough game because Manchester United have done very well this season so far. But we know we are strong too and we are really looking forward to the game.
"We have to be hard in the tackles, we have to try to dominate the game and score the goals when we create chances. We will see what happens.
"It's always special to play at Anfield and now against Manchester United after a few weeks of not playing at Anfield. We are really excited and looking forward to the game and to play at Anfield again."