Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hit back at Manchester United counterpart Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who claimed it was the best time to play the champions as they could no longer count on Anfield’s famous atmosphere for a additional benefit.
Liverpool have been undefeated at home in the Premier League since April 2017. But they have consistently lost points this season, albeit mostly on the road, and Solskjaer suggested ahead of Sunday’s game that Klopp’s side could be there for the taking. .
Liverpool have won just two of their last six Premier League games, with this race including points lost against threatened relegation Fulham and West Brom.
“It’s just a field of green grass and white lines. Compared to times when you go to Anfield with a crowd there, it’s a bit of an advantage this time around compared to normal, ”Solskjaer said.
“I know Ole said it was the best time to play for Liverpool. Yeah? Let’s see, ”Klopp replied in comments posted by the Daily Mail.
“We lost to Southampton which was absolutely not what we wanted. But the next day we talked and the boys had their say too, all that sort of thing. We are now in a place where we want to be. We know what to do.
“We know what went wrong. We want to change. Now we have to set it up on the ground. This is the situation. I’m really looking forward to this game, to be honest.
Liverpool are currently trailing Manchester United by three points, the latter having won their match against Burnley in midweek. Liverpool’s victory this weekend would put them back in the lead by goal difference, but a win for the visitors would extend that gap to six points.
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