Mourinho: Lukaku Is One Of The Guys I Trust

  • Mourinho: Lukaku Is One Of The Guys I Trust

Mourinho: Lukaku Is One Of The Guys I Trust

"I will always put the team first ahead of myself and that's something I told him, I said "the team is the most important thing".

"For me, is just a big match (between) two historical clubs, not just in England but the world, and in this moment important points for top four, important points for second (spot)".

"I've played in the Old Firm derby and that was very special".

"I feel like we can beat anyone".

Lukaku could reach a century of strikes in a crunch clash with Liverpool, with Cole prepared to admit that he needs to offer more in big games following long-standing accusations of a being a flat-track bully.

"I'm definitely looking forward to it and I can't wait for it to start". Beating them at Old Trafford gives it that something extra.

Rough up Lukaku with Van Dijk and cut off his supply line sounds like a pretty sound plan if you ask us.

Lovren's three matches with the Dutchman have seen only two goals conceded (both at home to Tottenham) and two clean sheets. They won the other night against Crystal Palace and were a bit lucky with that.

"He got one against Chelsea but that question is still going to be thrown at him. that he's not scored enough against the big teams", added the former England global.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Lukaku said: "I think the manager in his mind thinks that I'm like his sergeant on the pitch, and that's odd for a striker because it's usually the midfielders". His arrival has had such a knock-on effect that he has even settled Dejan Lovren beside him and ushered in the rise of Loris Karius.

He said: "People look at football, they don't look at what is going on around the life". And the attacking band of three are always risky.

"When you play against Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and City, those games are naturally tighter because they're the better teams and your chances are maybe more limited".

"We play really offensive football and sometimes you are one against one against top strikers and top strikers". That winning mentality, preached by Jürgen Klopp, it has spread through the squad and taken hold.