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Jurgen Klopp reveals something that ‘he did not like’ ahead of Manchester United – Liverpool rivalry

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By Sarthak Joshi

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp makes serious admission ahead of Premier League clash against Manchester United as he bids his rivals a farewell

Jurgen Klopp confesses he was taken away during his first visit to Old Trafford as Liverpool manager as he prepares for his final game against Manchester United.

The Reds travel down East Lancs Road to face their bitter North West rivals on Sunday, hoping to maintain their Premier League title challenge. Liverpool truly needs this win overtake their title rivals, Arsenal who is just one point ahead of the Reds.

Klopp won only two of his previous nine games at United, the most recent being three weeks ago when United defeated Liverpool 4-3 in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Jurgen Klopp's serious admission ahead of the clash
Jurgen Klopp’s serious admission ahead of the clash

Asked about whether he had been fully aware of the ferocity of the rivalry between the two heavyweights before moving to Anfield, Klopp said

“Probably not the full extent of understanding because how can you? I was surprised by how powerful Old Trafford can be, because I only knew it about Anfield until then about what a stadium we have and the atmosphere we can create.”

“I don’t like it when it goes over on the top on the pitch which we had for sure in the beginning in Everton games where you go ‘sorry, is any ref here to just tell them to stop doing that, it’s just a football game?’.”

“It wasn’t that much against United but you realize pretty quick this is the one game a year where whatever happens, you better win that.”

Jurgen Klopp will leave Liverpool at the conclusion of the season after nearly nine years in command, during which he led the club to English, European, and world titles.

Jurgen Klopp The legend
Jurgen Klopp The legend

The Reds have already won the League Cup this season and are still in contention for the Premier League crown, as well as reaching the Europa League quarterfinals, the only major honor Klopp has yet to win during his tenure.

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Klopp is glad to have had such a memorable managerial journey. The boss led his club to high achievement during his reign and fans will surely miss the legendary boss. At the end, it is the memories that count—how you progressed together as a team and as a family—that count.