• News

Matic fires Liverpool a warning ahead of Anfield showdown

Getty Images

Man United star Nemanja Matic is confident of his side’s chances ahead of their top of the table showdown with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

Nemanja Matic says Manchester United are fully prepared to take on Liverpool and further show their title ambitions.

A deflected volley from Paul Pogba in the 71st minute against Burnley on Tuesday night was enough to earn United victory in a match full of VAR controversy.

Given how they started the season, nobody perhaps expected United to challenge for the Premier League title. However, the story has changed and it seems they have become genuine challengers currently three points clear of Liverpool at the summit.

The Red Devils will travel to Anfield on Sunday as they look to increase the gap between themselves and second-place Liverpool.

Echoing the earlier comments of manager Ole Solskjaer, Matic says they are ‘ready’ to compete for the title and plan to show Liverpool on Sunday.

“I think that these sort of wins show that we are ready to compete for the title” Matic said as per United’s official website.

“Sometimes we have looked like a team who wants to score as soon as possible, then we get panicked. But I think today we showed more maturity, we showed we are more clever. And on this pitch, at this stadium against Burnley is always hard to win the games, not to concede a goal from long balls and set-pieces.”

“We prepared the game well and I think we deserved these three points.”

Matic added that United have not benefited from ‘luck’ and are fully deserving of their current league position.

“Let’s see on Sunday against Liverpool. It’s the biggest derby in England and we go there to compete with them, to see where we are, one of the best teams in the league so I think that we are ready.”

“We’ve played 17 games and we’re top of the table so that shows something. We didn’t play five or six games and are top where you can say it’s lucky.”

“After 17 games, it’s definitely not lucky and definitely there is quality. But we can’t relax, we have to concentrate until the end to go game by game. The next one is always the most important.”