Klopp tells Man Utd fans what to expect from ‘incredible’ Rangnick

Joe Williams
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Man Utd-linked Ralf Rangnick

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp expects Man Utd to transform into an “organised” team under former RB Leipzig head coach Ralf Rangnick.

Rangnick has reportedly agreed to become the interim boss at Old Trafford until the end of the season after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer left his position on Sunday.

The German will keep the seat warm for Solskjaer’s permanent successor, who he will reportedly help the Man Utd board select.

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And Klopp, who has been influenced by Rangnick, thinks Man Utd will be getting a good manager in the current head of sports and development at Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow.

On Rangnick, Klopp told reporters on Friday afternoon: “It’s a bit tricky, we usually don’t talk until they are confirmed.

“It’s obviously a really experienced manager, built famously two clubs from nowhere to proper forces in Germany. The first concern is always a coach and that is what he is. United will be organised.”

He added: “He is highly regarded with the coaches. Where he has been he has done incredible jobs. He started as a young man at Stuttgart and then made his way up. I faced him when I was a young coach. He might have forgot that, but he called me a lot at Mainz.”

Liverpool return to Premier League action at home to Southampton on Saturday after beating Porto 2-0 at Anfield on Wednesday evening.

On what to expect from Southampton, Klopp said: “Ralph [Hasenhuttl] is obviously organising a proper team there. They maybe expect not to have majority of possession, they start very often 4-4-2 and can change to five at the back in the game.

“They are a very well drilled team. We have to be creative to break them down.”

And Klopp is pleased to be back at Anfield again, he continued:”It’s a home game so we need to create the right atmosphere. We need to use it because they can counter, really active full backs, wingers who come inside. All strikers are a proper threat. Southampton are a good team and the Premier League is so strong even if you’re good you’re not at the top.”