"But if he is a fan of United or City?".
David Silva and Sergio Aguero put the Citizens in a strong position before Anthony Martial's second-half penalty offered hope of a Manchester United comeback. It's true, last season we didn't get points at Anfield, we drew.
United's manager suggested recent matches at Bournemouth and Juventus had done his players no favours when City had faced Southampton and Shakhtar Donetsk at home.
"They are the champions and the best team in the league but we will try everything to be as good as we can", said the Holland captain.
The Belgium worldwide replaced £89m midfielder Paul Pogba, who was injured before the match.
"We ask the players to respect their position and keep their position because the ball will arrive".
"I am happy to be out there; we have great centre-backs and even Joel is not even on the bench and that says a lot about our squad as well".
"We nearly didn't give United any chances bar the penalty", the Portuguese said.
Gracenote are now projecting City to be champions and finish on 91 points, with United in sixth place, 20 points behind them.
"When a goalkeeper makes a mistake, there is no one to save the goal. It is different from a bad performance". "But at the end, the three points, the only difference is that it's against a contender". So that challenge is there for the owners, the board, the manager and the club in general to be where we want to be.
"I think we'll see more of Fred, I really do".
"It's handsome to watch and I'm sure our fans are so pleased with our performance".
"In fact, they never even looked like they wanted to".
"Despite that, we were stable, we score one goal, the first 15 minutes was so good and after that we didn't press so well".
United are still keen on Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld and Inter's Milan Skriniar, but it is unlikely either club will sanction the sale of such an important player in January and Mourinho might have to wait until the summer to get his hands on a target of his choosing.