Jurgen Klopp’s responds to Sir Alex Ferguson over Liverpool comments

The Liverpool manager has his say on Sir Alex Ferguson's warm comments about the German coach

Jurgen Klopp has described Sir Alex Ferguson as “a nice man” after the Manchester United legend talked up Liverpool as title contenders this week.

The legendary Scot praised Klopp’s impact at the 18-time English champions after turning the Merseyside outfit into potential challengers for the Premier League crown this season.

Liverpool are in third place in the Premier League table but level on points with leaders Manchester City after nine games in the 2016-17 top-flight campaign so far.

The former Borussia Dortmund manager has already masterminded victories over Arsenal and Chelsea on the road this season, as well as impressive home wins against defending champions Leicester City and Hull City.

Addressing Ferguson’s comments at his pre-match media conference on Friday, Klopp spoke warmly about the former Manchester United manager.

“What can I say? Is it allowed for me to say that I like Alex Ferguson… as the Liverpool manager?” Klopp said.

“I knew him before. He’s a really nice person. He did what he had to do at Manchester and that meant ultimately it wasn’t good for Liverpool.”

Liverpool will make the trip to the English capital on Saturday evening where Klopp’s side will take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

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The Reds were 2-1 winners at the Premier League ground last season.

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