Manchester United vs Liverpool: How does Jurgen Klopp want to approach the final games of the title race?

Even though the campaign is coming to an end, there are still enough matches left to have a twist or two in the title battle.

Jurgen Klopp in a file photo; Credit: Liverpool FC Twitter
By Karthik Raman | Apr 7, 2024 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Liverpool are involved in an intense three-way Premier League title race, as the season enters the final phase. With not many games left, every point counts at this stage. The Reds, Arsenal and defending champions Manchester City are battling hard to lift the coveted league trophy. Even though the campaign is coming to an end, there are still enough matches left to have a twist or two in the title battle.

For Liverpool though their next game will not be an easy one. The Reds travel to Old Trafford to take on old foes Manchester United. Even though form is on Jurgen Klopp’s side, United cannot be undermined, particularly in their own backyard. Add to it, Man United will be entering this highly-anticipated Premier League fixture on the back of throwing away two leads deep into injury time in successive fixtures against Brentford and Chelsea. Hence, the Red Devils will be eager for a response when Liverpool visit them on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp on Premier League title race

With little room for error in the Premier League title race, Jurgen Klopp was asked whether his side have to be ‘perfect’ in the final games to lift the trophy. Klopp, quoted on the club’s website, said in his pre-match press conference, “That’s obviously how it is in the Premier League. Tell me a different race? We became champions [in 2019-20] and it was obviously decided pretty early, otherwise probably [Manchester] City as well here or there, but most of the time they were tight races and it looks like a tight race. So, if it’s a tight race then the best place you can be is in it.”

He added: “We are in it and that’s cool, that’s good. And now let’s keep fighting, that’s how it is. Obviously the next one is the big one, like they all are. Somebody said we had the best fixture list or schedule; I looked at it and I really don’t know how you can have had that idea, maybe I’m too negative but it’s a tough one, good opponents. But we are ready and we want to be in that fight, so let’s see what we can make of it.”

It is important to remember that Manchester United had recently defeated Liverpool in one of the all-time FA Cup classics on the same ground. The Red Devils came from behind in extra time to win the quarter-final 4-3. Recalling that match, Klopp said, “The story of the game, we spoke after the game about it – they started better, then we took over and we were really good that day but we didn’t finish the situations off in extra-time. The good news is we will not have twice 15 minutes [of] extra-time. That was too much for us that day, we couldn’t control it anymore and made mistakes we didn’t make before at all. And United turned the game around.”

He further added: “United is a top side playing at home, we all know that. But we cannot just tell, ‘Let’s do what we did from minute 15 to, I don’t know, 70-something.’ Football is not that easy. We have to find a way to cause United problems and they will try exactly the same. On that level, with this opponent, in this stadium, we better play a really good football game, to be honest, if we want something there.”

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