Nathaniel Clyne
Nathaniel Clyne believes he has the key to beating Manchester UnitedGetty

Nathaniel Clyne believes Liverpool's best chance of beating Manchester United is to "be at their throats from the start" ahead of Saturday 12 September's showdown at Old Trafford. Last season, United recorded a double over their arch rivals, easing to a 3-0 victory on their own turf before Juan Mata inspired his side to a hard-fought victory at Anfield in the reverse fixture in March.

Clyne, on the other hand, enjoyed success on his last trip to the red half of Manchester, helping Southampton to a 1-0 win there in January. While Brendan Rodgers and his side will still be licking their wounds following the 3-0 home thrashing at the hands of West Ham United, they remain unbeaten on the road. The former Saints full-back believes his side must start on the front foot again if they are to get some revenge on Louis van Gaal's side.

"Playing at Old Trafford last season with Southampton and getting the three points was a great feeling," Clyne told LFC TV. "It was a well-deserved victory; we played really well and you have to be on top of your game if you want to come away with three points.

"Working hard, playing on the front foot and taking the game to them is going to be key. We can't allow them to pass the ball around as they like to or have too much free space.

"We need to be at their throats from the start, not let them settle in the game, and with the quality we have up front we can cause them problems."

United and Liverpool sit level on points at this early stage of the season, having both lost their last game following two wins and a draw.