Jurgen Klopp has taken a huge dig at Manchester United after they go down to Manchester City.
Very rarely do we see Liverpool fans supporting Manchester United, but they were forced to throw away the hate for their title run-in. The Red Devils had a chance to not only dent Manchester City’s possibility of retaining the Premier League trophy, but add more points to their tally and finish in the top four to secure the Champions League place.
Despite possessing the chance to do the same, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were not able to maintain the same intensity throughout the game and struggled to go toe-to-toe with Manchester City. In the second half, Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane found the back of the net to reclaim the top spot.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp claimed that he would watch the Manchester derby, but he pointed out that it was an expected result following Manchester United’s late struggles, especially losing 4-0 to Everton in the weekend in the pre-match press conference.
“It was the result I expected. United tried what they could. They were unlucky in moments but then they couldn’t stand City.” said Klopp of Manchester derby.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer enjoyed a great start to his Old Trafford career, but his side has lost seven out of last nine games which have put the club’s Champions League qualifying credibility in doubt. The Norwegian mentioned that Liverpool and Manchester City are far off Manchester United currently and it would some time for the Red Devils to reach their level.
Klopp asked about the challenge of taking over a club mid-season and what Solskjaer must do at United to turn them around: “They didn’t help us, why should we help them?”
Manchester City currently lead the pile and with Liverpool having no influence over their games, Jurgen Klopp has said that his side would concentrate on their own job to register all points in the forthcoming games.
“If we win our next two games then the title will be decided on the final match day and that would be pretty special. That’s what we are concentrating on.”
“This is our first time trying to be champion, not the last time. Last season we were 25pts behind. It’s all good and we will carry on. At the end only one team will be the champion.”
“Huddersfield, Newcastle, Wolverhampton. We don’t need to summarise the season. There won’t be any regrets as long as we give our best and that’s what we’ve done all season.”
Here’s how Twitter reacted..
🔑 Key points of Klopp’s press conference:
🔴 Summer transfer plans
🔴 Star name ‘not signing’
🔴 PFA Team of the Year
🔴 Injury updates on Fabinho/Ox/Lovren
Full recap here 👇https://t.co/hKe4rhM6pA
— Liverpool FC News (@LivEchoLFC) April 25, 2019
Klopp has explained why incoming transfers are not the only way #LFC can improve upon their exceptional 18/19 season so far when work begins on preparing for next campaign in the summer… https://t.co/pTuUAjTCV0
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 25, 2019
Liverpool will face Huddersfield Town on Friday night before taking on Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League Quarterfinals on Wednesday.