Liverpool coach, Jurgen Klopp openly played down the power of Manchester United by throwing hurtful taunts by saying the Red Devils would not be able to beat Manchester City, because they lost to Everton with a landslide score of 4-0.
The purpose of Klopp’s ridicule was easily guessed, where he did it because he wanted Manchester United to get up and hope to beat Manchester City as Liverpool are in the race for the English Premier League title now.
Liverpool were in tense conditions, where they were eager to win the title they last felt in the 1990 season, and Klopp saw that the key to Liverpool’s success was the Red Devils.
Referring to the statement, only Manchester United is Manchester City’s toughest opponent in the remainder of the Premier League match this season. If the Red Devils can hold a draw, then Liverpool will be very likely to return to the top of the ladder.
Bad for Manchester United in the midst of preparations to meet Manchester City at the end of next week, they actually got a bad result with a 4-0 defeat at Everton at Goodison Park. The results were responded to by Klopp by making a joke.
“This [derby match] is not something we can influence, and it looks like United also can’t influence it. What is the score for [United] today? 3-0, 4-0, lost to Everton? “Klopp said.
Apart from the poor results of Manchester United over Everton, Klopp also did not hesitate to issue predictions of Manchester United vs Manchester City later, where he thought the city derby match could end with a score draw as Liverpool also drew 0-0 over the Red Devils.
“That [derby] is a normal match. The match they [City] must play. We ourselves had to play that game and Manchester United were in that moment clearly in a much better moment when we played it, so the result was 0-0. So, on a good day maybe, that [derby] ends in a draw, “concluded the former Dortmund coach.
As an additional material, for the time being Liverpool are ranked second in the English Premier League standings with 1 point behind Manchester United who are at the top.