Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: “Apart from the table, it’s a very important game. I know about the history, I like the special stories. The whole world will watch this game, it’s a big honour to be part of it.
“At the end, it’s up to us to perform to our best. You cannot and should not ignore the special circumstance of a game like this. You have to be ready.
“They have big quality and we have to respect this, as we do. But this is Anfield. We have to show this. We have had a few nice atmospheres but I’m open for the best atmosphere. We need everybody in a Liverpool shirt in this game.”
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on concerns over disrespectful chanting at the game: “In football we have some football tragedies, if you can say that, which is a big match that you lost, the mistake that some player did, this kind of thing, and you can make fun of it in a positive way.
“But the human tragedy is something much more serious. It’s the last thing somebody should use in a football pitch because they were really big tragedies, not to forget but to respect.
“I will be really sad in such a big football match if that was a negative point.”
“It will be interesting to see how Manchester United cope with the Reds’ gegenpressing because I think Liverpool have been the best team in the league without the ball this season – they are as good when they don’t have possession as they are when they do.
“I think United will struggle to deal with that. Quite often with these big games I go for a draw but on this occasion I fancy Liverpool.”