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Liverpool boss claims 3-0 Manchester United loss: ‘best defeat I’ve ever had’

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has claimed that his side’s 3-0 defeat to Manchester United last season was the best of his career, reports talkSPORT.

The Reds created many chances in the encounter, but were unable to put them away. Their rivals punished them for this, but there was a silver lining as the loss inspired them to go on a 13-game undefeated run.

“It was probably the best defeat I’ve ever had,” said the 42-year-old, “You never want to lose the game but I saw enough in that day to know we had actually got our identity back.

“We should have scored goals but ultimately lost the game because we didn’t defend well enough. From that moment we then kicked on and had a good spell.”

The two sides face each other again on Saturday, with the match again taking place at Old Trafford. The match is vital for both teams, with neither having made a good start to the campaign. United have suffered a defeat to Swansea and a draw with Newcastle, while Liverpool were comfortably beaten by West Ham before the international break.

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Rodgers will be hit by the news that David De Gea, who was in great form last time round, could play in the fixture. The 24-year-old has been left out so far due to speculation linking him with a move to Real Madrid. However, with the transfer window closed and the Spain international having signed a new deal, he could well make his return to the starting XI.

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