Man United’s Tom Cleverley: I always look out for Liverpool clashes

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley says he has always looks out for the games against Liverpool

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Tom Cleverley made 18 league starts last season Photo: Adidas

Tom Cleverley has admitted he has always looks out for Manchester United’s games against bitter rivals Liverpool.

The 23-year-old is expected to make his first Red Devils start at Anfield next Sunday when the Premier League champions take on second-place Liverpool.

David Moyes’ men were held to a goalless draw by Chelsea at Old Trafford on Monday night following an opening day 4-1 thrashing of Swansea City.

And the Red Devils midfielder spoke about the significance of facing the Merseyside outfit.

“It is a hard question,” Cleverley told United’s website.

“Obviously, Liverpool have the history but City is a more important game because we are both fighting for the title. But even when I was in the Academy, the Liverpool games were the ones you always looked out for.

“It’s too hard to answer, it’s a good question.”

Cleverley also played down the severity of United’s start to the Premier League campaign despite facing Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City in their opening five fixtures.

“It is not a bad start, everyone knows that we haven’t got the easiest first five games but the focus is now on Sunday,” he added.

“Our biggest game is always the next one and we will be looking to go to Anfield and get three points.”

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