Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho has taken a swipe at Manchester United manager David Moyes before the much awaited clash between the two clubs.
The Brazilian admitted that he has never heard about the Scot before joining the Merseyside club from Inter Milan earlier in January.
And when asked if he knew Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor was before the midfielder signed for Liverpool, The Brazilian said: "No".
“I remember last season they won the league, that’s as far as I know. I know Fabio and Rafael from the national team when I was called up once when I was at Inter, he told The Mirror.
"But I have not had much contact with them since then and when I arrived here, I think I spoke once with one of them on the phone. I have not had much contact."
The Reds host the Premier League champions for on Sunday and the fixture will see United without their legendary manager to guide them. However, Coutinho has urged his side not to take their opponents lightly, especially as Ferguson is no longer in charge of the club.
“They have some big players and just because they have changed manager, does not mean they have lost their way. We want to make up the ground we have lost on them and get back at them. Winning this match on Sunday can help us do that,” he added.
“I’ve not had the chance to play Man United yet, but from what I know about the history between the clubs, it’s even more passionate than the Milan derby,” the Brazilian stressed.
Coutinho is yet to feature against United in Liverpool shirt and the Brazilian will be hoping to contribute to his side as Brendan Rodgers will be looking for his first victory over the Premier League champions as Liverpool manager.
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