By Emma Sanders

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp have taken opposite approaches to training ahead of their crunch clash at Anfield, according to a report.

The two teams go head-to-head in one of the most anticipated games of the season on Monday 17th October following the return from international break.

However, the Liverpool Echo claim Klopp and Mourinho are preparing for the game in very different ways.

It is said Mourinho has just given his players a long weekend off as they prepare for the battle at Anfield.

While their teammates compete on the national stage, Michael Carrick, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Juan Mata will enjoy four days rest.

The United players will return to training on Tuesday after having the weekend off but Klopp has used the break to build up fitness of remaining players.

A number of first team players have remained at Melwood while their teammates complete international duty.

Danny Ings, Emre Can and James Milner are just a few of the players hoping to take advantage of extra training during the break.

All three took part in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Bradford at the weekend and the trio were all on hand to score in the 5-0 victory.

Klopp also demanded his players complete a double training session on Saturday as they continue preparations ahead of the Manchester United clash.

In other Liverpool news, a leading reporter from the Daily Mail has claimed that Sturridge needs to be more selfish to score goals for England.