Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has told his players they have a chance to beat Liverpool if they put out a top performance by being more aggressive at Anfield.
Man United will look to upset title contenders when they lock horns with Liverpool away from home on Tuesday.
United need all three points to close in on 4th-placed Tottenham but Jurgen Klopp’s men need a win to leapfrog Manchester City to the 1st position.
Manchester United are underdogs for the encounter, thanks to their inconsistency and Liverpool’s consistency this season so far.
Though everyone would be expecting Klopp’s side to get away with all three points, Rangnick believes his side has a chance to pull something huge off Liverpool and make it two wins in a row following last weekend’s 3-2 against Norwich City, but that relies on the performance they put out.
“Although we might be the underdogs for most people, we still know that if we raise our level, if we play a top performance, then we have a chance to get three points,” Rangnick told MUTV ahead of the clash.
“This will be our ambition and goal for tomorrow.”
The German boss added: “As I said after the game [Norwich City], we need to be more compact, we need to find the right balance of what we do in possession of the ball and what we need to do in order to defend our own goal.
“For sure, we need to be more compact, more aggressive, more on the front foot but still make sure we have all the players behind the ball.
“This is what we need to show tomorrow against a team that is probably one of the best – if not the best – in creating moments which they can be dangerous from in and around the box.”
Manchester United will face Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Brighton and Hove Albion in their remaining six fixtures.
And Rangnick understands United don’t have to drop any points if they fancy finishing in the Champions League places.
“We are fully aware that out of those six games we probably need almost maximum points and you can see even other teams are dropping points,” Rangnick said.
“This is about being consistent and the team that will finish fourth will be who is most committed to that.”
Liverpool won the reverse fixture 5-0 at Old Trafford during the last few weeks of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign.