Jose Mourinho is feeling frustrated ahead of Anfield showdown

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Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Stoke City at Old Trafford on October 2, 2016 in Manchester, England.
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Jose Mourinho admits that the timing of the international break is frustrating and wishes there could be more preparation ahead of a clash with Liverpool.

Liverpool has made a superb start to the season, winning four league games in succession. Manchester United, on the other hand, are struggling to get into gear and, from a Liverpool perspective, the game between the two sides couldn’t come at a better time.

When you look at it from Jose Mourinho’s point of view, however, things aren’t quite so peachy. United spluttered to a 1-1 draw against Stoke City. The Potters are a point away from being bottom of the log, and yet the Red Devils couldn’t grab the three points.

Round seven of the 2016/17 season is followed by an international break and it has to be said that United could do with a more tightly congested fixture list. That’s Mourinho’s thought process, anyway.

According to the Express, the Portuguese said, “It’s frustrating because the result is not good, it’s frustrating because we don’t have a game in three or four days to play again, it’s frustrating because we don’t have the players to work with, but that’s football and I think everybody is frustrated but we have to be happy with the quality of our performance.

“I think the fans are disappointed with the result but the reaction also shows that it was an afternoon where they know we did everything.”

I am buzzing, to be totally honest with you. Liverpool is flying and have the chance to grab their fifth league win in succession against their fiercest rivals – and there is nothing to suggest that Jurgen Klopp’s side will be unsuccessful in dismantling another title challenger.

Having taken 10 points from games against Arsenal, Spurs, Leicester and Chelsea, I have every confidence that Liverpool can make it 13 points from five games against the ‘big sides’ in the league.

Nothing is better than smashing Manchester United in a Premier League game, and we’re going to absolutely batter them.

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Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.

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