Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag issues Liverpool verdict ahead of FA Cup clash

Erik ten Hag has been speaking about Liverpool ahead of Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final at Old Trafford.

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has issued his verdict on Liverpool ahead of Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final clash. The two rivals face off at Old Trafford for a spot at Wembley and a chance at winning England's oldest prize.

It has been a disappointing season for the Red Devils, who will likely have to settle for a Europa League spot this term. But they can still take a trophy into the summer if they can win three more games in the FA Cup between now and the end of the season.

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Liverpool will be a tricky test to pass, though, with Jurgen Klopp's men in fine form this season despite having dealt with a slew of injury issues, playing without the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Diogo Jota in recent weeks, while Thiago Alcantara has missed much of the season.

Sunday also has the added rivalry factor, and Ten Hag knows his side will have to be at their best to come out on top and progress to the penultimate stage. "Some games are bigger than others. United vs Liverpool is always a big game, especially in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup," he said in his pre-match press conference. "We are looking forward (to it).

"They are very consistent. They play good football, have very good performances and get very good results. If you want to win, which we do, (need to play well). We need our best to beat them."

The two sides drew 0-0 in the Premier League earlier this season, while they will meet again on April 7 in the reverse fixture. Before then, United will hope to have kept their silverware hopes alive with a derby win.