Manchester United striker Rashford thinks inconsistency is proving costly

The Red Devils will be aiming to bounce back from their 2-1 defeat at Valencia in midweek when they take the trip to Merseyside, but are expected to face a herculean task if they are to avoid another loss.

United meanwhile were enduring a horrific season, with most commentators labelling David Moyes a dead man walking.

United are in danger of falling out of touch with the top four as they head to Anfield, live on Sky Sports Premier League at 4pm on Super Sunday.

Mourinho said Liverpool have been lucky this season, though did admit his successful teams also benefited from a measure of good fortune.

Liverpool welcomes bitter rivals Manchester United to Anfield for a North-West derby on Sunday afternoon in the final Premier League game of round 17 of the Premier League season.

"And it's not that the two sides have been coming into a derby like this with contrasting form, that's happened a lot".

It no doubt annoys Mourinho that Klopp is seen as more progressive and exciting than he is, and there are admittedly flaws in that perception.

"I just want to see the team improving, and for us to improve ourselves as individuals, so we can become more consistent". Only against Stoke City (13) and Fulham (11) have they found the net more times.

Alexander-Arnold's absence is a huge blow for Liverpool, who are already having to deal with the absence of both Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.

Jose Mourinho insisted foundations rather than fixtures and fittings are what Manchester United need to focus on to get their house in order.

"I think sometimes to just say it is not very intelligent but when you have the potential, you have nothing to hide, you know from day one your potential and your desire".

Liverpool are overwhelming favourites for valid reasons - which is why I am going for an underserved and ugly draw for Manchester United.

Liverpool are trading at [1.57] to take three points here, and that's not a price I can get over the line with.

"I don't think people should question Mourinho and his tactics, but it looks weird from the outside".

The last two clashes at Anfield have been painful to watch, and have featured zero goals.

"They know how they beat Everton [a late Divock Origi strike], they know that the last match, the opening goal was offside [in the 4-0 win over Bournemouth], and they know that against Napoli in the last seconds they could be out [referring to Alisson's save]".

  • Angelo Rivera