Liverpool-trainer Jürgen Klopp expects his team Sunday, a heavy task going to Manchester United, even though the ‘Reds’ in the Premier League a large margin on the squad of coach José Mourinho.
“Of course, I am aware of all the criticism of United, but with an analysis of which team I see actually only but quality,” said Klopp on Friday at his press conference. “We rate United not on the number of points they have, because that is not relevant.”
“United has speed, physical strength and technical qualities in the team and in the meantime, they also have goalkeeper David de Gea still in the ranks. In short, United has a lot of quality in the house, and there we need to prepare.”
Liverpool suffered in the first sixteen Premier League matches as yet, no defeat and is also at the top with 42 points, one more than Manchester City. United, by contrast, had a dramatic start to the season and finished with 26 points in seventh place.
“Duels between Liverpool and United always intense’
According to Klopp does the current position in the rankings, not the value of the poster. The German finds it even special is that he is part of the cracker between United and Liverpool.
“Years ago when I was still in Germany at Borussia Dortmund worked, I did everything to make the matches between Liverpool and Manchester United to look,” said Klopp. “Duels between these two teams are often intense and it is always exciting.”
“Sir Alex Ferguson has ever said that this is the British El Clásico. If so then I am blessed, because since I was also already part of the German El Clásico (Bayern Munich-Borussia Dortmund, ed.). Liverpool-Manchester United is historically a really big race.”
The winner between Liverpool and Manchester United begins Sunday at 17.00 at Anfield. Number two Manchester City Saturday at 13.30 hours in action against Everton in the Etihad Stadium.
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