Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has warned his players prior to the match against Manchester United. Liverpool will entertain Manchester United on Sunday.
Manchester United had the toughest start to this season but have bounced back under the guidance of Jose Mourinho.
The Red Devils have now won all of their last six Premier League matches and will be aiming for the seventh. Liverpool couldn’t defeat a not so good United side in the reverse fixture as they were held to a goalless draw.
But Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paulo Pogba could pile further misery on the Merseyside club if they manage to produce their recent form. The Red Devils are adrift of five points from second place Liverpool and can cut the gap to two points if they emerge as the better team on Sunday.
Klopp said, “United are better and more confident than when we faced them in October. They are more used to each other. Mkhitaryan is an example, now they can use his quality. It is a different side,”
Klopp stated at Friday’s news conference, singling out his former Borussia Dortmund attacker for praise.
“Mkhitaryan combines skills at the highest tempo. Good finisher, good attitude, good worker. Can play different positions and he is a world-class player, no doubt.
“We will go to Manchester and line up so we are ready for the challenges in the game. When I woke up I thought ‘oh yes, only two days to go’. I know some say ‘oh my God’ because of the loss to Southampton but we will be competitive.
“The upcoming games against United and Chelsea are important. We cannot ignore it. But the season does not end after it. These games are important in the season. It would be nice to win there but we have a lot of games to play. There are lot of points to get after this.”