Daniel James - Manchester United are not underdogs in Liverpool clash at Anfield

Man Utd are currently five points adrift of the top four heading into the game at Anfield.

Daniel James says Manchester United are not "feeling like underdogs" ahead of their Premier League clash against arch rivals Liverpool on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp's Reds host the Red Devils - who are the only side that have taken points off the league leaders - as they held the Merseyside club to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford in October.

Liverpool are in form and are favourites to emerge as winners at Anfield today, while United are seeking to close the gap on fourth placed Chelsea, who lost to Newcastle United on Saturday.

However, former Swansea winger James insists United are up for the task at hand.

"I don't think we go into any game feeling like underdogs," the 22-year-old told the Daily Mail.

"It's always been like that and something I learned from day one here. We are United.

"It is going to be tough but we go into it feeling positive. We are the only team to have taken points off them already and we'll go full of high hopes.

"It will be a case of doing what we did last time. We were unlucky to only get a draw with them scoring a late equaliser. We will go there with no fear.

"Last time we played them, we were only a point off the bottom three and under pressure from everywhere. The players must have felt that, even though they handled the game fantastically.

"We are more confident, definitely. It is always the foundation of any team to defend well. We spent the majority of our money in the last transfer window on Aaron Wan-Bissaka and [Harry] Maguire because we needed to defend better but also control and dominate.

"Harry has such an authority and he is confident on the ball. We need to be better on the ball than we were last time against Liverpool. You need courage to play there."


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