Matic claims Manchester United are full of confidence ahead of Sevilla clash

Danny Ward goes the wrong way as Callum Gribbin puts Manchester United ahead at Anfield

Danny Ward goes the wrong way as Callum Gribbin puts Manchester United ahead at Anfield

Loris Karius acknowledges that Liverpool have no one but themselves to blame after a poor first half cost them in Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Manchester United.

Lackluster in the first half, Liverpool improved and reduced the deficit through an own-goal by Eric Bailly but couldn't manage an equalizer, slipping five points behind United in the race for second place behind Manchester City.

'Before the game I asked him how many minutes do you have for me?

"The two goals made the game not easy, we had a lot of OK moments, two good moments in the first half where we could finish better".

It could be said that the visitors were not at their highest level, but it must be also said that the biggest part of that was down to Jose Mourinho's tactics and United's overall display.

"In the situations around the two goals, it was not like it should be - you can not leave a player alone".

"He scored two goals in a big match against a top-class opponent", said Mourinho.

Thankfully, the Croat offered himself up for sacrifice, seeming to go on a one-man mission to ensure that his Reds side, indeed, did not play to earn a point - they played to lose all three.

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"I will still talk to them (the board) and get a feeling of what they think because they might think a change is a better thing for the club".

"No. That's something that we can develop and we're going to develop with time, with experience and living these experiences together", said the manager.

Matters on the pitch added to the vitriolic mood, with Ashley Barnes and a Chris Wood double steering Burnley to a second win in a week, closing the gap on sixth-placed Arsenal, who host Watford on Sunday, to two points.

"Even after [it went to] 2-1, [when] Liverpool could push for more and Jurgen [Klopp] tried to do that with changes, our team was always in control".

Rashford, starting in the league for the first time since Boxing Day, opened the scoring on 14 minutes after latching on to Romelu Lukaku's knockdown from a long clearance by goalkeeper David De Gea.

He wrote: "Rashford showed why he has to be on the plane to Russian Federation this summer with his performance in United's win over Liverpool on Saturday, when he scored twice in the first game he had started in the Premier League this year".

United know they need to beat Sevilla to book a place in the Champions League quarterfinals. "It's hard to say after a game what exactly what it was but as a team we could have done better and defended the situations better". Against Tottenham as well, while winning four out of six possible points against Liverpool. Everton ended Brighton's recent good run with a 2-0 win at Goodison Park during which former England star Wayne Rooney had a penalty saved.

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