Jurgen Klopp: What I really think about Man United this season

Jurgen Klopp discusses both Manchester United and Manchester City's strong starts to the new season

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: The Sport Review

Jurgen Klopp has admitted that both Manchester United and Manchester City look to be in “good shape” at the moment after their strong start to the new season.

The Red Devils have been in fine form in Jose Mourinho’s second season in charge at Old Trafford, with Manchester United currently joint top of the Premier League table along with Manchester City.

Mourinho’s men have looked impressive in attack this season, with the Red Devils having won three of their opening five games by a 4-0 scoreline.

Klopp admits that he has been keeping tabs on how well both of the Manchester clubs have started the new season but says that he is only focused on achieving success with Liverpool this term.

Klopp told a news conference at Melwood on Monday: “I don’t feel pressure, I feel opportunity. I feel the chance to do something really good. I see the opportunity to win a very, very interesting cup competition.

“I probably have pressure, yes, but it cannot be bigger than the pressure that I put on myself and I am used to that.

“I watch the games of United and City because it is interesting to see but it is not my job to count points in this moment and say ‘OK, now they have this lead’. They are obviously in good shape at the moment.

“That is how it is but a season is sometimes like this. As long as you are really focused, as long as you are ready, as long as your attitude is 100 per cent, as long as you are greedy, you don’t have to look at other teams.

“Only when you play against them then you have to look at them. All the rest you have no influence so ignore it.”

The Merseyside outfit will host Manchester United at Anfield on Saturday 14 October.

Liverpool are aiming to better their fourth placed finish in the Premier League last season after the Reds secured Champions League qualification in Klopp’s first full campaign in charge last term.

Manchester United, meanwhile, are aiming to win the Premier League title for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement at the end of the 2012-13 campaign.

The Red Devils ended up in sixth place last term but still qualified for the Champions League by winning the Europa League.

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