Jose Mourinho's side have now come from behind to pick up maximum points in their last two fixtures, but they may well have to raise their game a level against their fierce old rivals if they are to record a third successive victory.
"We feel we have played well against the top English clubs and shown we can beat them but we are not afraid of anyone in the draw". "You have to play against the big teams". The Frenchman missed the trip to south London due to a knock, but could be back in contention this weekend. It is essential to maintain momentum going into the Champions League tie with Sevilla next week.
This game was the antithesis of their 5-0 win in the first leg at the Estadio do Dragao, but a professional performance, a fifth clean sheet in eight European matches and no apparent injuries represented mission accomplished.
"Alexis Sanchez has obviously disappointed us since he arrived".
They've previously drawn with both Manchester United and Chelsea and are still to play them again this term. But they did not find the net of Liverpool for a single moment.
This will be the 170th meeting in league competition between these sides - Manchester United have won 67 to Liverpool's 55 (47 draws).
Liverpool have made a habit of fast starts in Europe this season, but took time to warm to their task with the German having made five changes in all from the side that beat Newcastle at the weekend.
Not only are they the tournament's high scorers-and a side that domestically over the past ten games have been in better for than presumptive Premier League winners Manchester City-but they have looked increasingly defensively sound in 2018.
Roberto Firmino has insisted that Liverpool have no one to fear in the Champions League quarter final draw next Friday.