Liverpool round-up, Mignolet on Manchester United clash, Balotelli's instagram post

A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Wednesday morning.

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has urged the side not to get carried away or swept up with the hype of the clash with Manchester United on Sunday at Anfield.

The game is going to built as huge significance in the race for the top four with the Reds two points behind their fierce rivals, knowing that a win could take them above United on Sunday.

Mignolet is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “We know there will be a huge build up, but as professional football players we can’t get carried away. We have to focus on our jobs, because as a game it is three points to win or to lose.

“If we are going to make more of it than it is we might get flustered or carried away with things, so we have to address it in a professional manner and make sure we focus on our job, rather than what the opponent does or how big a game it is.”

The Belgian added the side are pleased with their current form having not lost in the Premier League since their last meeting with United in December. Since then, Liverpool have reduced a 10 point gap to United to two points. 

Striker Mario Balotelli has been on Instagram appearing to tell certain people to shut up. 

It hasn't been the happiest of times for the Italian forward at Anfield as he hasn't been a regular starter, and has also found the net on four occasions during his career on Merseyside. Both Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling are preferred ahead of him.

More pre-season news has been announced by the Liverpool website, and they have confirmed they will be returning to Malaysia for pre-season.

A Malaysian XI will play against the Reds in Kuala Lumpur on July 24.

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