Liverpool defender describes Old Trafford matches as 'surreal'

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Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom has described the experience of facing Manchester United at Old Trafford as 'surreal'.

Liverpool travel to the home of the Premier League champions on Wednesday evening for the third round of the Capital One Cup.

The Reds have already faced United at Anfield this season - winning 1-0 - but it is their first match away to their great rivals since last season's 2-1 loss in the Premier League.

The 20-year-old Wisdom played the whole match that day and was left with a lasting impression.

"It's a bit surreal, to be honest," Wisdom said.

"Playing at Old Trafford last season, it's like you're in a bubble; there are 75,000 fans. It's a good experience.

"You've just got to go there, apply yourself, prepare well for it, give all that you can and come off with no regrets - thinking maybe I should have done that or this.

"Leave everything that you have on the pitch and hopefully it will be the good side. We're prepared to defend because Manchester United are a good team."

Manchester United go into Wednesday's game on the back of a 4-1 humiliation at the hands of Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday. 

Liverpool also had a bad weekend losing their first league game of the season, 0-1 at home to Southampton, so both sides will be looking to respond well to setbacks in the league.

"With it being Manchester United, everyone is up for it," said Wisdom.

"I wouldn't say slightly more but there's a bit of rivalry between the two teams, and it's a cup game so it will be back and forth."

"Hopefully there will be goals in it and it will be an exciting match. Hopefully we can come out on the good side of it."

It is the fifth time the two sides have met in the League Cup and Wisdom was keen to stress the importance of the match.

"Every game is always difficult because we see in the Premier League the qualities every team has," said the England u21 captain

"They are the champions from last season and they have got some great players, but we're looking forward to the challenge. Hopefully we can go away and get the win in the cup.

"Every game is important, whether it's the cup or the league, a friendly or a reserve game. No matter what game you're playing, you've got to go in with the right attitude and show your desire to win.

"If you do that, hopefully we can get the result that we want. Every game is as important as any."

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