Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is working on improving his goal scoring record.

The tall and versatile 22 year-old would follow in the footsteps of Wes Brown (2007/8), Rio Ferdinand (2005/06 and 2006/07) and Mikael Silvestre (two goals in 2004/05) if he was to hit the net in a home clash with the Merseysiders, while famously John O'Shea in 2006/07 and Gary Pallister a decade earlier came up from the back to successfully attack at Anfield.

"I'm definitely working hard on my role at corners and free-kicks in order to make an impact," Smalling told Inside United and

"When I joined, one or two of the coaches pointed out that they were looking for goals from the centre-halves. Obviously Nemanja Vidic scores a few and if you can add goals to your armoury it's a massive plus point."