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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United are the underdogs against Liverpool at Anfield

We are the HUNTERS Ole Gunnar Solskjaer warns rivals Liverpool that no fans at Anfield can play into the hands of Manchester United as he labels his side ‘the hunters’ in the showdown with champions.

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United is the underdog this Sunday
  • Manchester United could stay six points ahead of Liverpool with a win over Anfield
  • Solskjaer claimed a lack of fans could put United into the hands of United this weekend
  • The United boss also declined to participate in a debate over Klopp’s sideline antics

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the absence of fans at Anfield on Sunday gives his Manchester United side the opportunity to break Liverpool’s aura of invincibility.

United manager Solskjaer believes his team are the underdogs for this weekend’s game, despite being three points ahead of champions Liverpool at the top of the table.

“We’re the hunters,” he said.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United are the underdogs at Anfield next Sunday

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United are the underdogs at Anfield next Sunday

‘They have the right. They have the trophy. They are the champions, the team that everyone wants to beat. ‘

But despite this, Solskjaer admitted at his lunch press conference on Friday that an empty Anfield could play in United’s hands.

He said: ‘I think football and the results in general have shown how important the fans are.

‘We haven’t lost since Anfield in the league last season and I think that has a lot to do with the fans not being there.

‘It is now just green grass or a field of green grass and some white lines. No home and absence benefit.

United is currently flying and is currently three points ahead of Liverpool at the top

United is currently flying and is currently three points ahead of Liverpool at the top

United is currently flying and is currently three points ahead of Liverpool at the top

The United labeled its side 'the hunters' ahead of Sunday's mouthwatering clash

The United labeled its side 'the hunters' ahead of Sunday's mouthwatering clash

The United labeled its side ‘the hunters’ ahead of Sunday’s mouthwatering clash

Compared to previous times, this time is a bit of an advantage.

‘Being at home with your fans is the best feeling for a player. It’s not just a cliché. You need your supporters. ‘

United’s rise to the top of the table has taken everyone by surprise, not least Solskjaer. On Friday, he revealed that he doesn’t even think his team has played their best football yet.

“We know that every day we can beat anyone, anywhere,” he said.

‘After that, we no longer think about the consequences, only about performances.

‘But this is a test and a reality check of where we stand. We have won many exciting games and scored a few goals in injury time.

‘We haven’t set the world on fire too often and to win at Anfield you have to be at your best level.

Solskjaer claims the absence of fans at Anfield could play into United's hands this weekend

Solskjaer claims the absence of fans at Anfield could play into United's hands this weekend

Solskjaer claims the absence of fans at Anfield could play into United’s hands this weekend

‘Of course, where we are in the league gives us more confidence and is an indication of where we stand, but this is a game against the champion.

‘They have a great track record at Anfield in the league. They haven’t lost anything there for many, many years.

“It’s a great test for us – can we go there and get upset?”

Solskjaer declined to participate in a debate about Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and his behavior on the sidelines.

“I have a lot of respect for him,” he said.

‘I have not experienced that.

He also revealed that he has spoken to his players about trying to meet Covid-19’s guidelines about not cuddling after scoring a goal.

Solskjaer declined to participate in a debate about Jurgen Klopp and his behavior on the sidelines

Solskjaer declined to participate in a debate about Jurgen Klopp and his behavior on the sidelines

Solskjaer declined to participate in a debate about Jurgen Klopp and his behavior on the sidelines

“We all know the situation we are in and we all try to follow the guidelines and rules,” he said.

‘I can not promise anything. If the players can control themselves, now is the best.

‘Football is about passion and instant moments.

‘You’ve seen a lot of players after scoring goals against former clubs and they can control emotions.

‘We have discussed our responsibilities and duties. We are role models and will do our best when we celebrate something. I just hope we get the chance on Sunday. ‘

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