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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Makes Brilliant Joke At Liverpool Expense

Ryan Sidle

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Makes Brilliant Joke At Liverpool Expense

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is clearly very determined for his Manchester United team to beat Liverpool on Sunday, and not just for the three points but also to make fun of his mates who are Liverpool fans.

On Sunday England's two most successful sides go head-to-head in a match that could affect where the Premier League title ends up and who finishes in the top four.

There's been a lot of 'north west derbies' over the years that have had an impact on the Premier League title race but not many of them have been as important to Liverpool as the one on Sunday.

The Reds are currently level on points with Manchester City but have a game in hand, which happens to double as possibly their most important game in the 'north west derby.'

If Liverpool win they'll go three points clear of City with just 11 games of the season to go and their most difficult game on paper, against Spurs, at home.

Jurgen Klopp's side winning the league would end the clubs 29 year wait for the title and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer landed one joke about the Reds winning the league.

In his Friday press conference, via the Manchester Evening News, the United boss said:

"I have loads of Liverpool fans back home and it has been like every year is going to be their year. It has got to October and it's 'OK, next year'."

Solskjaer knows what it means winning these games, having scored the winning goal in the 1999 FA Cup. Image: PA Images
Solskjaer knows what it means winning these games, having scored the winning goal in the 1999 FA Cup. Image: PA Images

The line about it being 'Liverpool's year' has become a running joke about their fans' optimism at the beginning of every Premier League campaign.

Since Division One became the Premier League the Reds, who were the most successful league side in England before the change, have only finished second three times.

In the same spell United won the league title 12 times to overtake their rivals and 'knock them off their perch,' as Sir Alex Ferguson would say.

Will Klopp be celebrating on Sunday? Image: PA Images
Will Klopp be celebrating on Sunday? Image: PA Images

Solskjaer denied that there's any motivation for his side to stop their rivals title challenge adding, "Now they are in the race so now for them it is going to be an exciting finish to the league now they are in it. That is none of our concern. We just have to concentrate on ourselves."

A United win would put them in a strong position to finish in the top four and dent Liverpool's title hopes, will it be a very good day for Ole or one that will lead him to ignore texts from his mates?

Topics: Manchester City, Liverpool, Paul Pogba, Football News, Manchester United, Premier League, Jurgen Klopp, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Mohamed Salah

Ryan Sidle
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