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Jurgen Klopp Makes Hilarious Dig At Manchester United In First Pre-Season Press Conference

Chris Stonadge

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Jurgen Klopp Makes Hilarious Dig At Manchester United In First Pre-Season Press Conference

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Jurgen Klopp has already thrown a dig at Manchester United before their pre-season match with Liverpool tomorrow.

The Reds landed in Thailand to mass adulation yesterday, and completed their first set of training in Bangkok in the warmer climate.

New additions Darwin Nunez and Fabio Carvalho have made their first steps in becoming engrained in the Klopp system, whilst another new boy Calvin Ramsay is nursing an injury.

The boss spoke to the press yesterday ahead of Liverpool’s fixture with their old enemy, and before even a word was said, Klopp aimed a little jibe at Erik ten Hag’s men.

Liverpool are hard at work in pre season
Liverpool are hard at work in pre season

"First question I have...did it look like this yesterday when Manchester was here as well?" A few cries of "no, no" could be heard in response.

"Thank you very much for the really warm welcome we received already.

"It's really nice.

"It's my first proper time in Thailand and I've heard so many good things about it.

"We look forward to the game obviously, and to have some time to spend in the city.

"We are here for all of you and we hope we can have a good time together, and tie the knot between us and our supporters here in Thailand a little bit more."

Both Liverpool and United received crazy welcomes by the fans in the far east, and Klopp maintained that the most important thing was to entertain the masses as well as getting themselves ready for the arduous campaign ahead.

"Usually football matches are the most important thing for us.

"But in this specific case it's really more for the people.

"We have 37 players - all generations here - and we have to use all of them.

"The boys who were on international duty in the summer only arrived today pretty much. They cannot play too long but we will try to give them a few minutes as well.

"Manchester United. New manager.

"Trained a little bit longer than us. Not sure, but might be in a better situation in the moment.

"We see it as an important test because it's against United - and we don't play friendlies!"

The two kick-off at 2pm BST tomorrow at the Rajamangala Stadium.

Topics: Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, Erik Ten Hag, Manchester United

Chris Stonadge
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