"Last season, United won here".
United are seventh in the table, five points behind City and Arsenal, and Mourinho attracted criticism at Anfield for his latest safety-first approach to a big game.
The Spanish goalie pulled two fine second-half saves to save his side.
"It was one thing they wanted to do for sure, and being a very physical strong team was another".
"They have always had a good team, Man United have always been up challenging for the title so they could be, [the team to beat] yes".
"The players went away, they came back after their global duty, and sometimes they can be injured like Lallana and it breaks [up the momentum] a little bit".
This summed up United's blunt edge and left one of their distinguished old boys, former England fullback Gary Neville, watching from the Sky Sports studio, to opine: "I don't think this team are ready to win the league". How many shots on target did Liverpool have today, Two?
The appointment of official Taylor for the Anfield clash between the two fierce rivals drew a backlash from Liverpool supporters due to the fact he is from the Manchester area. You have to be critical of Liverpool. "It is their problem, not our problem".
United's best opportunity was wasted by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who misdirected a headed chance, and Mourinho felt it would have been "goodbye" for Liverpool if the Swede would have scored.
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"We stopped them playing but they also did very well from the defensive point of view", said the United manager.
"We had 65 percent possession, but we have to do better".
"Playing the way they play, I think it would be a problem for them if they were in Europe and having to repeat it every three or four days".
"He can also create chances out of defence, as he demonstrated with his pass for Emre Can in the second half". We'll find each other much easier and the balance of defending and attacking will be much easier. "We need to work hard and stay focused and with a little bit of luck it will come". "We want to be champions".
"It was a really good attitude of my side".
"The coach gave me instructions, I try to follow them".
Klopp dismissed suggestions his players had been affected by being saddled with the pre-match favourites tag. I couldn't be happier in terms of his influence in the dressing room.
"But you could tell even tonight, even when he didn't have too much to do until 70 minutes, that he is the right man in the right place. It's a bit disappointing but we're looking forward to the next game now and we have to keep working".