What Klopp Thinks About Playing Bayern, Manchester United

What Klopp Think About Playing Bayern, Manchester United

What Klopp Think About Playing Bayern, Manchester United

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp is fine with playing two big games consecutively.

The Kops played German giants Bayern Munich on Tuesday in the first leg last 16 of the Uefa Champions League.

They next face in-form Manchester United at Old Trafford at the weekend. But Klopp is not afraid.

Speaking after the Liverpool vs Bayern game, the former Borussia Dortmund boss said: “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 on Monday]. 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 tonight and then Man United at the weekend, that’s cool actually, but it will not be easy of course.”

Liverpool need to be wary of ‘fantastic’ Manchester United – Robertson

On his part, Liverpool defender Andy Robertson knows the importance of his side’s Premier League clash against rivals Manchester United.

Robertson is wary of Manchester United but says Liverpool’s rivals should also be cautious of his team ahead of Sunday’s blockbuster clash.

Klopp’s men make the trip to Old Trafford looking to reclaim Premier League top spot from Manchester City.

United have found form under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, rising into fourth in the table on the back of a nine-match unbeaten run in the league.

Robertson knows the challenge awaiting his team against United but said Liverpool had stars of their own capable of causing problems.

“It’s a big game against Manchester United, it’s always big against them. It’s a game in hand as well and we look forward to that,” the left-back said after Liverpool’s 0-0 draw with Bayern on Tuesday.

“It’s a huge game and they’re a different team playing some really good football, I think we need to be wary of them but they know what they’re coming up against and they need to be wary of us. It’ll be a good game and one we can hopefully come out on top of.

“You look at their teamsheet or squad list and it’s full of stars. They came to the party and they have a fantastic team. They’ve got people back from injury as well which always helps and they’ve got a strong squad as well.

“We know what we’re coming up against and we need to stop their danger men but hopefully we’ve got enough to cause them problems as well to get the result that we need.”

Liverpool were unable to find a breakthrough in the first leg of their last-16 tie against Bayern.

Robertson accepted his team did not deserve victory at Anfield, lamenting their struggles in the attacking third.

“A draw is a fair result and the tie is still alive,” he says.

“On another day the lads in front of goal put it away or we make better decisions so you can’t really put it down to anything. Maybe it’s just somebody has rushed the shot or I or Trent [Alexander-Arnold] have rushed the cross or whatever.

“These things happen, especially in big games, so it’s about trying to have a wee bit of composure and that’s probably what we lacked in the first half.

“We had the chances to create and then in the second half we were probably better on the ball without really creating anything.”

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Ridwan is a trained communicator who specialises in football and squash. He has been published by African Examiner. He provides professional coverage of general news, politics and sports, and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first Nigerian interview with South Africa's no. 1 male squash player, Jean-Pierre Brits. He is a proud Nigerian and campaigner for #NigeriaIsOurs.

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