Klopp: Man United are ‘very experienced and very fit’

Date published: Wednesday 7th March 2018 8:14

Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool have “no advantage” in their Premier League game against Manchester United on Saturday.

Liverpool travel to Old Trafford in Saturday’s early game, with both sides looking to strengthen their grip on a top-four place.

United are currently second on 62 points, with Liverpool two points behind in third.

The Reds secured their place in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday, drawing 0-0 with Porto after their 5-0 first-leg demolition of the Portuguese side.

United beat Crystal Palace on Monday and face Sevilla in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie next week.

But Klopp insists they will not have an eye on their European excursions at the weekend.

“No advantage,” he said. “Manchester United are very experienced and very fit, as we saw last night – they can score late, so I don’t think they are too worried about playing on Saturday and then again on Tuesday.

“Actually, we didn’t think for a second when we played Newcastle that we had to play on Tuesday again. That’s how our life is – do what you have to do and after that, start thinking about the next step.

“No, I don’t think it’s an advantage. It’s just another game.”

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