Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has played down talks of his side winning their first Premier League title since the 1989/90 season in the ongoing campaign.
The Reds are currently second in the Premier League standings, seven points behind leaders Chelsea with a game in hand and the Northern Irishman says he is not a keen admirer of the “mind games” but a “humble approach”.
“I have never made a big push publicly about winning the title,” said Rodgers.
“For me it’s not about playing down expectations or mind games, it’s really about taking a humble approach to the season.”
The Anfield club has only won once at Old Trafford in eight of the last nine league meetings against Manchester United (L8, D0, W1).
Rodgers is rather delighted with the team’s spirit shown by his squad ahead of Sunday’s lunchtime visit to rivals United.
“It was interesting really as we had an adaptation day after they had been off for a few days,” Rodgers told TalkSport.
“It was supposed to be a low intensity session, but the quality and the intensity they worked at was incredible.
“I actually had to take them off it a little bit.”