Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp assesses the match against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, will not have much effect on the position of his team in the English Premier League standings.
Liverpool are currently trying to get back to the top of the table which is being occupied by Manchester City. They can do it if they can beat Manchester United this weekend.
The encounter is the Reds’ game in hand, leading to suggestions it could be the one that decides the Premier League.
But Klopp dismissed that talk, saying it was far too early with 12 league games still left to play for Liverpool.
“If we see what other people see that this is a (big) match, it will put a lot of pressure on everyone,” Klopp said.
“After all, if we lose, our points with Man City will still be the same and Tottenham are still two points behind us. That's the worst thing that can happen.
“We have a chance to play an outstanding last period of the season, starting with one of the most difficult games,” he said.
“Even if we were 20 points ahead there is no guarantee we will win away at Manchester United because it’s Man United and there is always a reason why they especially want to beat us.
“We have to think about how can we cause them problems and that is the only thing we are thinking about. I cannot constantly think about the consequences of any result. If we win, what does that mean? We are in good shape.”
Liverpool are trying to boss Manchester City at the top of the standings even though both have the same points.
On the other hand, Manchester United are looking to widen the point-distance with Arsenal to establish a strong 4th position.
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