Liverpool midfielder James Milner says he will support Manchester United on Wednesday but will not be watching their game against Manchester City.

City are two points behind Liverpool and will go top of the Premier League if they beat United at Old Trafford.

“First time in my life,” Milner said when asked about supporting United.

“But I won’t be watching. It’s a bit of a waste of energy, willing the ball in the other goal. I’ve no idea what I’ll do, maybe go out for some food.”

Liverpool, aiming to become English champions for the first time since 1989-90, have 88 points from 35 matches, with Pep Guardiola’s side on 86 points from 34 games.

The Reds have only lost once in the league all season – when they were beaten 2-1 by City at Etihad Stadium in January.