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Matic prepared for tough clash against Liverpool

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Nemanja Matic is looking forward to another big game as Manchester United welcome Liverpool to Old Trafford for a heated clash.

Nemanja Matic is eager to take part in another big game against Liverpool as the two sides prepare to lock horns in the Premier League this evening.

In a rescheduled fixture, Liverpool will be aiming to push as high as they can on the table while United only need to win to secure themselves a Champions League spot at least.

The Red Devils will be looking to immediately get back to winning ways following defeat to Leicester City on Tuesday.

Matic, who captained the Reds in the game against the Foxes, knows how important the game against Liverpool is for the players and the fans.

“It’s the biggest derby in England, maybe also in the world, with some more games I’d say, like Barcelona and Real Madrid,” the midfielder told the club media.

“I think it’s the most interesting game for people, and especially for our supporters and Liverpool supporters, it’s always interesting to watch.”

Manchester United and Liverpool have already met twice this season and today’s clash will be the third. A goalless stalemate was the order of the day at Anfield before United ran out 3-2 winners in the FA Cup back in January.

With those two games being very different contests, the Serbian says it will be hard to call what happens this time around but knows that our visiting rivals will provide a stern test either way.

“It’s hard to predict,” he admitted.

“I don’t like to predict anything but I’m sure they will come with everything because they are not in a great position in the Premier League, so they will be very cautious.

“I don’t think they will be that open, I expect a tough game but it’s the Premier League, you cannot predict anything.”

When tonight’s game is completed, it will bring an end to a run of four games in the space of eight days for United featuring both domestic and European fixtures.

“After [tonight’s match], we will have three or four days to rest,” he said.

“But first, we will do our best to recover [from Tuesday] and I’m sure that the team will be ready [to face Liverpool].

“Playing every second day is not easy and it’s not usual – normally it’s every three days – but we have to be ready and be fresh because, as you know, [Liverpool is] the most important game for our supporters.”