Smalling: Everyone at Manchester United excited about Liverpool

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is excited going into their Europa League tie with Liverpool.

Smalling insists the match still captures the imagination despite both clubs faltering in recent seasons.

“It’s a game we all look forward to and one in which we need to stand up and be counted,” he said.

“When you step over that white line emotion drives you on and hopefully brings out a performance in you.”

Smalling added: “The opening 20 mins in these games are often quite frantic.”

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