Premier League: Wounded Manchester United never easy to play, says Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp


Premier League: Liverpool will face a trip to Manchester on Monday as Jurgen Klopp’s side face a struggling Manchester United, who have lost their first two matches in the new season.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will play at Manchester United on Monday (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Manchester United have lost their 1st 2 matches in the league season
  • Liverpool have scored 13 goals in their last 3 league games vs United
  • Manager Erik Ten Hag under considerable pressure after poor start

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said the former champions will not take Manchester United lightly when they face Erik Ten Hag’s side at Old Trafford in a much-anticipated Premier League match on Monday. Klopp said United will have extra motivation to reverse their fortunes in the big-ticket clash in Manchester.

Manchester United have not had the ideal start under new manager Ten Hag as they fell to an embarrassing 4-0 loss to Brentford last week after their 1-2 defeat to Brighton in their season opener. The pressure is mounting on the Dutchman amid plenty of transfer speculation but Klopp believes it’s not going to be easy for Liverpool.

In fact, Liverpool have had a slow start to their Premier League campaign, settling for draws in their first two matches.

However, Ten Hag faces a daunting task to get his side firing against a Liverpool team that thrashed United 5-0 and 4-0 last season but Klopp reminded fans that his side have not made a great start to their campaign, too.

“Of course, I would prefer to play them after they win 5-0 but it isn’t dreamland, that’s how it is. We drew twice too, so is it better to play us? I don’t know,” Klopp told reporters on Friday.

“We have to deal with all the situations. The whole world will watch it, let’s see how these heavyweights deal with the situation.”

NEVER EASY

Klopp said that recent history will account for nothing when they travel to Manchester on Monday. Notably, Liverpool have scored 13 goals in their last 3 league games against United.

“The last two results, I knew already wouldn’t help this time. I couldn’t be less interested in the results from last season… It helps United to be more motivated if that’s possible,” Klopp said.

“This is a completely different game in a completely different situation.

“United can change nothing or everything, so it’s tricky preparation-wise, but it’s early and we don’t have a lot of info. It’s tough… United away will never be easy.”

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