Manchester United defender Daley Blind think his side must show they want Europa League success more than Liverpool when the teams clash on Thursday (10 March). The 25-year-old Dutchman is eagerly looking forward to the game at Anfield between the two most successful clubs in England.
And Blind thinks desire could ultimately be what separates the sides over the two legs. "It's a busy schedule coming up again and Liverpool will be a great game to play in, especially as it's now in the Europa League," said Blind, according to The Mirror.
"You're either in or out, through to the next round or not, so it's very important for us. They will say it's important for them too, so we have to show we want it more."
United boss Louis van Gaal has an unblemished record against Liverpool since taking charge of the team and Blind – who scored against the Anfield club earlier in the season – is looking forward to facing Jurgen Klopp's side once again.
"I've definitely got some good memories against Liverpool and I hope we can create some more," the United defender shared. "Since I've been here, we have faced Liverpool four times and won them all – I hope we can keep up that run."
The United star added: "I've played in games there at Anfield and at Old Trafford and I can imagine what the atmosphere will be like – it's going to be great."