Jurgen Klopp: “Manchester United always defend at Old Trafford when they play Liverpool”

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has struggled to manage a win against Manchester United at Trafford ever since his move to England. The German has won none of his five outings against United at Old Trafford, and  his winless run continued today when his side came face-to-face with the Manchester club. Even as the league leader, he needed a late strike through Adam Lallana to pick up a draw at one of his most feared Stadiums in England.

But Klopp has attributed his poor form at Old Trafford to one thing, and that is he thinks Manchester United always pack the bus whenever Liverpool meet United at Old Trafford.

In his post-match interview after Liverpool’s draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford Sunday, Klopp said, “This year, last year, the year before, they just defend”.

“That’s how it is. It is OK. It is no criticism. It is just a fact.

“When you think about Manchester United against Liverpool, you think both teams are trying like this. But it is not. We try.”

Liverpool enjoyed greater portion of ball possession, 68% compared to United’s 28, Liverpool had more short on target than Ole’s side, but still failed to pick all three points.

Liverpool’s chase for City’s 18 straight victories in the EPL has come to an end after their 85th minute leveler against Manchester United today. Klopp’s side made it 17 wins out of 17 games.


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