Liverpool club captain Jordan Henderson has called on his teammates to take the incentive against Manchester United and start the game strongly, he told the club's official website.
The two English heavyweights go head to head on Sunday at Anfield, and Henderson wants the team to pick up where they left off in their impressive display against Arsenal.
"We were disappointed going away to West Ham and losing in the way we did, but I thought we reacted well at Stoke – it was a great performance." Henderson reflected.
"We’ve got a great bunch of players and people who have come in for the lads who are injured have done really well. We’ve just got to stay that way, stay positive and keep trying to win games.
"It’s important, especially when players aren’t playing and they want to start. It can be difficult, but you saw against Arsenal when Christian [Benteke] and Joe [Allen] came on and both contributed to the equalising goal to get us a point. It was important and it was great to see."
While the former Sunderland player was pleased with how the team played against Arsenal, he wants consistency from Liverpool to do the same against United.
"Against Arsenal we kept going right until the end and we managed to get the equaliser, but we’ve got to do that every game. We’ve got to make sure we do that every game. On Sunday [against United], we’ve got to make sure we start the same way – start well. We’re looking forward to it."
All the pressure should rest on the shoulders of Manchester United for the game, with many believing a poor result for the Red Devils could spell the end of Louis Van Gaal's tenure at the club.