Under Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool have been a new side while Manchester United under Ole Gunner Solskjaer are on the contrary. They continue to seek the glory days of the past. On Sunday, it a golden chance for the Red Devils to dust off the rust and kickstart their campaign as Liverpool visit them at Old Trafford.
Interestingly, ahead of the clash Klopp took a dig at the media. Klopp hinted towards a tactic by the media to give United advantage. The Liverpool manager has asked his team to ignore the “circus” around the fixture, reported Manchester Evening News.
Klopp commented on a published team combined of United and Liverpool with all players of the latter and said, “People are trying to create it as a banana skin. They are trying to make it as we’re The team and United are nobody.”
“So that is the situation that everyone creates, that we are so good and they have so many problems, they cannot play football anymore, we are flying, all this stuff,” he added.
“I saw all these things and it looks like they want to help Man Utd. All these articles look like they have been written by Man Utd supporters. A banana skin, a joke. I saw a combined team. Would I have found it insulting if it were us? Yes.”
Klopp said he believes the coverage ahead of the game is a tactic to undermine Liverpool. He has warned that they will do everything to beat United at Old Trafford.
“They are all on their toes, ready, they wait for us. They said it already, that we are the perfect opponent now,” he explained.
The Reds are currently the league leaders with eight wins in eights matches. Sadio Mane and Mohammed Salah are on fire for Liverpool and a lot would be on their shoulders to get three points for the club.
Klopp would be eyeing to end his drought at Old Trafford. The German manager has never away against the two Manchester clubs with three draws and one loss. With a stronger side, he would like to thrash this record in style.
As for Manchester United, they sit at 12 spots with two wins in eight matches. They have failed to score more than once after an emphatic win against Chelsea on the opening weekend. The last time such a record occurred was in 2007 with 13 game run.