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Jurgen Klopp is still adamant that Liverpool should have won against Manchester United

Marcus Chan

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Jurgen Klopp is still adamant that Liverpool should have won against Manchester United

Four days after the match, Jurgen Klopp is still adamant that Liverpool should have won against Manchester United. 

On Monday night, Liverpool arrived at Old Trafford with the objective of inflicting further damage to United’s poor start to the 22/23 campaign, after the Red Devils lost to Brighton and Brentford in their two opening games. 

However, United came out a different team and put it a brilliant performance in front of a packed crowd. On the other hand, Liverpool were flat, lethargic and simply not good enough. 

Thanks to goals from Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford, United secured a much needed confidence boosting 2-1 win over their arch rivals. 

Klopp said after the match on Monday that his side were not aggressive enough but believed they should have won the game, which baffled many United fans. 

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Now four days on, Klopp still believes his side should have come away from Old Trafford as the winners. 

The Liverpool boss was speaking to the media ahead of his side’s match against Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon and reflected on Monday’s disappointment. 

He said: “We respect [the United] result. We had chances and they blocked them with all they had. We didn't have that and that's what we have to involve in our game. It's done and dusted. 

“The situation isn't what we wanted but it's a challenge, I like it. We have to fight back.” 

Klopp added: “I know how it sounds but we should have won this game if we did little things better, so now we have to find out. 

“The team we lined up with was more than good enough to play a top game. I want to fight through this, players come back and we'll get better results.” 

During the match against United, Liverpool pair James Milner and Virgil van Dijk were captured having a heated exchange after Sancho’s goal. Milner appeared to be angry at Van Dijk’s poor attempt of trying to stop the goal.

Klopp has now addressed the situation between the pair. 

He said: “I was a pretty emotional player on the pitch and most of the time it was with my best friends. There's nothing to clarify. There was no problem at all (between them).” 

After collecting just two points out of nine, the game against Bournemouth at Anfield on Saturday is a must win game for Liverpool if they are to have any chance of mounting a title challenge. 

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Topics: Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool, Manchester United

Marcus Chan
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