Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is well aware of the atmosphere at Anfield, Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has insisted.

The Portuguese took up the role of a manager in a charity game at Soccer Aid, where he met Carragher and asked him about the capacity of Anfield, with the expansion of the main stand, which ups the capacity at the ground to over 54,000.

Being informed about the figure, Mourinho was impressed and the 38-year-old feels that he will be well aware of the kind of reception his team or any other team will get when they visit Anfield.

Carragher, who played for the Reds between 1996 and 2013, went on to add that the supporters work almost as the 12th man, cheering the team and making it tough for the opposition, a fact that Mourinho will experience first hand when he visits Anfield next month with his team.

"At Soccer Aid he was the manager for a charity game and he asked me how many more people were going to be at Anfield with the new stand", Carragher told his club's official website.  


"I told him it would be an extra seven or eight thousand and he was like ‘that is massive’.

"So he’s well aware of the atmosphere.

"But not just him, I think everybody is and going there when Liverpool are playing well on the front foot with the crowd behind you as well [will be tough].

"I know we’ve said it before and it’s a cliche, but it’s certainly true at Liverpool, [they are] the extra man – the 12th man.”

Liverpool will have the new main stand in use on Saturday when Premier League champions Leicester City visit.