Can: Liverpool need to rough Manchester United up with ‘hard tackles’


Emre Can will need to rough Manchester United up with “hard tackles”if they are to thrive in Saturday’s huge Premier League clash.

Liverpool have endured a mixed start to the season but Can believes his side can revive their league hopes.

“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.”

“The last few weeks before the international break were not the best for us because we didn’t get the results we wanted. But it was not that bad – we played good football and in most of the games we dominated, but couldn’t score.