Klopp on drawing Man United in the Europa League

Date published: Friday 26th February 2016 2:46

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has discussed his thoughts on drawing Manchester United in the Europa League.

The Reds will face their bitter rivals United over two legs in Europe’s secondary competition after being drawn against each other in the round of 16.

The two sides have never met in European competition, and United will head into the two-legged tie with the mental advantage, having won each of their previous four clashes in the Premier League.

Discussing his thoughts on such an exciting tie, Klopp said that he wanted to draw Louis van Gaal’s men.

“It’s great. We deserve these games. It’s not easy. I told my staff yesterday that I wanted Man United,” Klopp said.

United won their last meeting 1-0 thanks to a late Wayne Rooney winner in a game which Liverpool dominated, but failed to score.

“We had a good game and lost 1-0,” Klopp said. “It was not what we deserve. It gives us the chance to make it better. In this round, there is no easy games. Manchester United? Good.”

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