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Jurgen Klopp expects 'special atmosphere' as Liverpool welcome Manchester United

Published 15/10/2016

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp enjoys the fiery nature of a Merseyside-Manchester clash
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp enjoys the fiery nature of a Merseyside-Manchester clash

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp expects his players to be revved up by the "special circumstances" of an encounter against Manchester United but does not want them to lose sight of their core principles.

On Monday Anfield will witness only the fifth evening kick-off in the last 35 years between England's two most successful clubs and most bitter rivals.

The game can often be a feisty affair on and off the pitch but Klopp is keen to embrace that - particularly being at home - without it damaging the strategy which has brought them five wins in seven Premier League matches this season.

"It's not allowed in a game like this that someone has to wake you up. That cannot - should not - happen," said the German.

"You should not ignore the special circumstances of a game like this. You have to be ready.

"You need to know that for Man United, this game is more important than for another team that faces us.

"But in a lot of situations you need to be really emotional but cool, really direct but patient.

"Creating a special atmosphere is important. That's the challenge for us, take the special things about this game then put them in our usual and normal style.

"I really expect a special atmosphere and you have to use that."

While Liverpool are seen to be on a good run, United are perceived to be wobbling after losing three successive matches in September and then being held to a 1-1 draw by Stoke immediately before the international break.

Klopp dismissed that suggestion, especially as the Premier League table paints a different picture, with his side in fourth before the start of the weekend and United in sixth and boasting the quality of summer signings like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba.

"The situations are not that different," he added.

"What I heard was you think our situation is different and that means we are in a good moment and they are not in a good moment but I can't see a big difference with three points (separating the two sides).

"They (Ibrahimovic and Pogba) are really world-class players. When you have them in your team, your team is not worse than last year for sure.

"This is a really strong side coming to Liverpool. They really know about football, they are experienced, cool in the right moments.

"They don't need the world-class performance to win a game. That's the biggest difference between the experienced and the less-experienced teams.

"It's more really about how they play and where the spaces are that we can use and the specific things they do in special situations."

United spent vast sums of money in the summer - notably splashing out a world record £89million to bring Pogba back to the club from Juventus - while Liverpool more than balanced their books by offloading a number of unwanted players to finance the £30million transfer of Sadio Mane and a £25million deal for Georginio Wijnaldum.

It matters little to Klopp, however.

"I am absolutely not interested what other club's possibilities are, how much money they spent, or anything else," he said.

"It's not a competition. It's not that you win the league before the season.

"You have a team without spending money and you have a team with spending a lot of money.

"Everybody has their own possibilities, their own ideas, and I am really happy with our possibilities.

"We did what we did because we thought it was right for us.

"If other teams have another strategy or another idea, they have to do what they think is right."

Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho (R) celebrates after scoring their first goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg football match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on March 17, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho (R) celebrates after scoring their first goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg football match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on March 17, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Manchester United's Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini (3rd L) reacts to a missed chance during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg football match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on March 17, 2016. The game ended 1-1, Liverpool going through 3-1 on aggregate. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal applauds the fans as he walks down the touchline after the UEFA Europa League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool celebrates a 3-1 aggregate victory after the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Manchester United's English defender Chris Smalling (R) vies with Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg football match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on March 17, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal sits on the bench with assistant Ryan Giggs during the UEFA Europa League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool celebrates a 3-1 aggregate victory after the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho (R) celebrates with Liverpool's French defender Mamadou Sakho after scoring their first goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg football match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on March 17, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho scores his side's first goal of the game during the UEFA Europa League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Flares are lit by the Liverpool supporters during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg football match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on March 17, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge (left) is substituted for teammate Divock Origi (right) during the UEFA Europa League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Serbian referee Milorad Mazic (R) speaks to Manchester United's Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg football match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on March 17, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Manchester United's Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini gestures after a clash with Liverpool's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg football match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on March 17, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool fans let off a red flare in the stands during the UEFA Europa League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool reacts during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Jesse Lingard of Manchester United grabs the ball as he is fouled during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge has a shot on goal during the UEFA Europa League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. PA
Manchester United's Welsh assistant manager Ryan Giggs (R) gestures as Liverpool's English midfielder James Milner prepares to take a throw-in during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg football match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on March 17, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Manchester United's Anthony Martial (second right) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool reacts as Ryan Giggs Assistant Manager of Manchester United looks on during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Goalkeeper David De Gea of Manchester United stretches to make a save during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet saves a header by Manchester United's Jesse Lingard during the UEFA Europa League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Sir Alex Ferguson in the stands during the UEFA Europa League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal (left) walk down the touchline before the UEFA Europa League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Anthony Martial of Manchester United scores their first goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool looks on as Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool stretches prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: A supporter arrives at the ground prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Liverpool's French defender Mamadou Sakho warms up ahead of the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg football match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on March 17, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Manchester United's Michael Carrick (left) leads his side out for the warm up before the UEFA Europa League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Manchester United's Michael Carrick leads his side out for the warm up before the UEFA Europa League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 17, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Match day scarves are sold outside the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Match day scarves are displayed outside the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Match day scarves are displayed outside the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: A general view outside the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
File photo dated 16-03-2016 of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday March 17, 2016. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes he has the game plan to counter Manchester United at Old Trafford. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read Peter Byrne/PA Wire
File photo dated 16-03-2016 of Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday March 17, 2016. Manchester United are facing an uphill battle, but Louis van Gaal is only contemplating victory and Europa League progress against Liverpool. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read Martin Rickett/PA Wire.
Manchester United to face Liverpool in the 2nd leg of their Europa League tie at Old Trafford, Manchester, England (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
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Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool celebrates as Roberto Firmino of Liverpool scores their second goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on March 10, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool celebrates as Roberto Firmino of Liverpool scores their second goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on March 10, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates alongside Liverpool's Divock Origi (left) at the end of the game during the UEFA Europa League, Round of Sixteen, First Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PA
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (C) applauds the fans following the UEFA Europa League round of 16, first leg football match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on March 10, 2016. Liverpool won the match 2-0. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (C) applauds the fans following the UEFA Europa League round of 16, first leg football match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on March 10, 2016. Liverpool won the match 2-0. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's English midfielder Jordan Henderson applauds the fans following the UEFA Europa League round of 16, first leg football match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on March 10, 2016. Liverpool won the match 2-0. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool supporters celebrates in their side's second goal of the game during the UEFA Europa League, Round of Sixteen, First Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 10, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Smoke from a flare lingers over the pitch during the UEFA Europa League, Round of Sixteen, First Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 10, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Manchester United's Dutch manager Louis van Gaal (L) and Manchester United's Welsh assistant manager Ryan Giggs sits in the dug out during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, first leg football match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on March 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Roberto Firmino of Liverpool (11) celebrates with Emre Can (23) as he scores their second goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on March 10, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Roberto Firmino during the UEFA Europa League, Round of Sixteen, First Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 10, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool celebrates as he scores their first goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on March 10, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool celebrates as Roberto Firmino of Liverpool scores their second goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on March 10, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool celebrates as Roberto Firmino of Liverpool scores their second goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on March 10, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool celebrates as Roberto Firmino of Liverpool scores their second goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on March 10, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge (C) celebrates scoring his team's first goal from the peanlrty spot during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, first leg football match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on March 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool scores their first goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on March 10, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge scores his sides first goal of the game from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League, Round of Sixteen, First Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 10, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
de Manchester United's Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea (L) attempts to save penalty from Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge (C) during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, first leg football match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on March 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool fans wave flags and banners ahead of the UEFA Europa League round of 16, first leg football match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on March 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool fans fly a huge flat ahead of the UEFA Europa League round of 16, first leg football match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on March 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp reacts ahead of the UEFA Europa League round of 16, first leg football match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on March 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Former Liverpool player and manager Kenny Dalglish ahead of the UEFA Europa League round of 16, first leg football match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on March 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho (L) vies with during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, first leg football match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on March 10, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool reacts during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on March 10, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: David Gill and Sir Alex Ferguson look on from the stand prior to the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on March 10, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Liverpool fans wave flags and banners prior to the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on March 10, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Liverpool fans wave flags and banners prior to the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on March 10, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Liverpool fans show their support prior to the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on March 10, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on March 10, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp reacts ahead of the UEFA Europa League round of 16, first leg football match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on March 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the UEFA Europa League, Round of Sixteen, First Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 10, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Louis van Gaal manager of Manchester United looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on March 10, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: A Liverpool club crest is seen prior to the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on March 10, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Fans wait outside a cafe prior to the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on March 10, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Merchandise for sale prior to the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on March 10, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Liverpool and Manchester United meet in a European competition for the first time in the UEFA Europa League round of 16, the first leg is at Anfield on March 10, 2016 with the 2nd leg on March 17, 2016 at Old Trafford,Manchester, England (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Liverpool and Manchester United meet in a European competition for the first time in the UEFA Europa League round of 16, the first leg is at Anfield on March 10, 2016 with the 2nd leg on March 17, 2016 at Old Trafford,Manchester, England (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal (right) and assistant manager Ryan Giggs watch their players during during a training session at the Aon Training Complex, Manchester. Wednesday March 9, 2016. PA
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge during a training session at Melwood Training Ground, Liverpool. PA
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet during a training session at Melwood Training Ground, Liverpool. Picture date: Wednesday March 9, 2016. PA
Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool looks on during a press conference ahead of the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Melwood Training Ground on March 9, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during a press conference at Melwood Training Ground, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday March 9, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Adam Lallana during a press conference at Melwood Training Ground, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday March 9, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during a press conference at Melwood Training Ground, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday March 9, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool smiles during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Melwood Training Ground on March 9, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)

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