Martin Atkinson to referee Liverpool's Premier League clash with Man United

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However, Mourinho may well be making the trip to Merseyside with a patched-up side as reports have emerged that United may be travelling with up to seven players unavailable.

The Reds finished two places and seven points clear of their old adversaries last season, but have slipped seven points adrift of the early Premier League pacesetters this time around.

Jurgen Klopp's side started October with a disappointing 1-1 draw with promoted side Newcastle United at St James' Park to leave Liverpool seven points behind Manchester United.

Having entered the first worldwide break of 2017-18 on the back of four successive victories, Liverpool stumbled into the second having collected just one win in seven. "He is the right man for the job and that's going to take five years, not two years".

"It's always an honour to receive an offer from such a renowned club [Juventus], but now I am only focused on the season with Liverpool", he told German sports magazine Kicker, per ESPN.

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"They are very open, they are very attack-minded - whereby one team attacks and leaves the defence to defend for themselves".

Former Reggae Boyz coach John Barnes says Manchester United will come unstuck against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday because Jose Mourinho's men are "under pressure" to go "all-out attack".

"If you go head to head with Liverpool rather than sitting in deep and defending in numbers to stop Mane, Salah, Firmino, you come a cropper and that is what has happened to Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham".

However, the Italian giants eventually opted to bring in Blaise Matuidi from PSG instead, after Liverpool refused to part with their German global star for the rumoured 25 million Euro on offer from Juve.

Links between Juve and Can were prominent throughout the summer transfer window, with the Bianconeri having been openly chasing midfield additions, and Can having repeatedly knocked back offers of a new contract at Anfield.

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