Jurgen Klopp relishing Liverpool FC’s ‘tough’ trip to Man United

The Liverpool FC manager is relishing a tough clash against Manchester United on Sunday after a disappointing night in the Champions League

Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool FC boss Jurgen Klopp (Photo: New Balance)

Jurgen Klopp insists he is excited about Liverpool FC’s clash against Manchester United on Sunday despite expecting a “tough” assignment at Old Trafford.

The Reds were held to a frustrating goalless draw with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash on Tuesday night.

Liverpool FC had 15 shots on Manuel Neuer’s goal but the home side were unable to capitalise on their chances as the German side’s fragile defence managed to leave Anfield with a clean sheet.

Klopp’s side will now turn their attentions to the north-west derby on Sunday afternoon when Liverpool FC take on Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Liverpool FC can hoist themselves three points ahead of defending champions Manchester City when the Reds play their game in hand.

Speaking at his post-match media conference after Liverpool FC’s goalless draw with Bayern, Klopp looked ahead to Sunday’s crunch clash:

“Now we have to recover and then we have to prepare for Manchester United – and they are obviously in good shape, which we all saw yesterday [against Chelsea].

“I don’t think about it now, but I know it will come and now we start preparing that game.

“It’s another tough one and that’s how football is at a top club – we played Bayern [on Tuesday night] and then Man United at the weekend, that’s cool actually, but it will not be easy of course.”

The Merseyside outfit will make the return trip to Bavaria to face Bayern Munich in the second leg of the Champions League tie on March 13.

Manchester United warmed up for Sunday’s showdown with an impressive 2-0 win over Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Monday night.

Liverpool FC have drawn two of their last three games in the Premier League to allow Manchester City to move above them in the table on goal difference.

The Reds are still aiming to win their first major trophy under Klopp since his appointment at Anfield back in October 2015.

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