Dirk Kuyt talks up importance of Man United v Liverpool FC
Dirk Kuyt talks up the importance of Liverpool FC's clash with Man United on Sunday afternoon
Dirk Kuyt has talked up the importance of Liverpool FC’s trip to Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
The Reds are heading to Old Trafford looking to continue their perfect start to the new season after having won all eight of their opening Premier League games.
Liverpool FC are currently flying high at the top of the Premier League table, after having taken maximum points from their first eight games.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have built an eight-point lead over closest challengers Manchester City to establish themselves as the firm favourites to win the Premier League title this season.
Manchester United head into the game looking for a result to kick-start their season following their disappointing return of just two wins from their opening eight games.
And former Liverpool FC star Kuyt has talked up the importance of Sunday’s showdown at Old Trafford.
Speaking in an interview with Liverpool FC’s website, Kuyt said: “You can always feel the rivalry between Liverpool and United.
“We know the derby, Liverpool and Everton, is a massive game for the people in Liverpool. But Liverpool-United or United-Liverpool is one of the biggest games in England and I always loved to play in them, we had many good results back in the day.
“For me, the highs were the hat-trick against United and also a late winner in the FA Cup. I always really enjoyed those kinds of games.
“I always look forward to watching the game because it’s an absolute joy to watch Liverpool at the moment. These are special games and make you just a little bit more excited than the other games.”
Liverpool FC are aiming to go one step better than they did last season this term and win the Premier League title.
Klopp’s men finished in second place and a point behind champions Manchester City last term.
Manchester United, meanwhile, are aiming to try and break back into the top four this term after having finished sixth last season.