9.8 C
Manchester
Friday, May 24, 2024
FootballManchester United v Liverpool: Klopp believes Reds have tricky run-in

Manchester United v Liverpool: Klopp believes Reds have tricky run-in

Jurgen Klopp has dismissed talk of Liverpool having the easiest run-in of the three teams battling for the Premier League title.

The Merseysiders returned to the top of the table following last night’s 3-1 defeat of rock-bottom Sheffield United but face a difficult test this weekend with a trip to north-west rivals Manchester United – the scene of their dramatic FA Cup exit three weeks ago.

Read our other sports stories here:
Everton v Burnley: Preview, odds and offers
Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bengaluru: Preview, betting offers and odds
Crystal Palace v Manchester City: Preview, odds and offers

After the trip to Old Trafford, Liverpool have seven league games remaining – at home to Crystal Palace, Tottenham and Wolves and away games at Fulham, Everton, West Ham and Aston Villa.

Klopp said: “The next one is a big one, like they all are. Someone said we have the best fixture list [in the run-in] but I don’t know how you can have that idea. It will be a tough one but we are ready. We want to be in that fight.”

Klopp accepts Liverpool will have to be more clinical on Sunday if they wish to avoid a similar outcome to the FA Cup meeting in which they led twice before being beaten by Amad Diallo’s 120th-minute goal.

He added: “We were really good that day but we didn’t finish the situations off.

“Extra-time was too much for us and we couldn’t avoid the mistakes we could before.

“United turned the game around and United is a top side playing at home but we have to do is what we did from minute 15 to 70-something.

“Football is not that easy. We have to find a way to cause United problems. They will try the same.

“Against this opponent, in this stadium, we better play a really good game if we want something from it.”

United and Liverpool games are always highly-charged affairs but asked if he would miss this fixture in particular, Klopp said: “No. I have had them often enough.

“But what kind of manager would I be if I said I miss the Manchester United or Manchester City games… it’s all fine. I will miss probably all of them. We will see how I deal with missing football.”

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.
Latest

Lyon v Paris Saint-Germain: Betting preview, odds and offers

Lyon take on Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday in a Coupe de match. Here is our in-depth preview, as well as some betting tips and special offers.

Kaiserslautern v Bayer Leverkusen: Betting preview, odds and offers

Kaiserslautern take on Bayer Leverkusen this coming Saturday in a DFB-Pokal match. Here is our in-depth preview, as well as some betting tips and special offers.

Sevilla v Barcelona: Betting preview, odds and offers

Sevilla take on Barcelona on Sunday in a La Liga match. Here is our in-depth preview, as well as some betting tips and special offers.

Real Sociedad v Atletico Madrid: Betting preview, odds and offers

Real Sociedad take on Atletico Madrid this coming Saturday in a La Liga match. Here is our in-depth preview, as well as some betting tips and special offers.
Subscribe to our newsletter
Business Manchester will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.
Don't miss

Villarreal v Real Madrid: Betting preview, odds and offers

Villarreal take on Real Madrid on Sunday in a La Liga match. Here is our in-depth preview, as well as some betting tips and special offers.

More News