Manchester United are visiting Liverpool on Saturday having scored 21 goals in their previous seven Premier League matches this season, but Kenny Dalglish has very little doubt that Jose Mourinho will choose a defensive approach at Anfield.
Three years ago, Jose brought Chelsea up to do a job and they did it really well, so for me there’s no blame apportioned to him because Liverpool missed out on the title. He was very professional, utterly clinical, and you cannot criticise him for that
the Liverpool legend told the Mirror.
He came back to Anfield with Manchester United last year with a similar philosophy, but there are no rules which say you can’t play defensively, and they almost snatched it at the end when Zlatan Ibrahimovic had that chance
Dalglish said, trying to make his point.
And when he comes back for this game, I’m sure he will be cautious again because this is United’s first game against one of the so-called top six. With respect to other Premier League teams, these are the games that might decide who lifts the trophy in May
Dalglish also said, before admitting that
Mourinho has a knack of knowing how to win games, and if he thinks his best chance is to shut up shop, he’s entitled to do that.