Jurgen Klopp has praised Manchester United ahead of their visit to Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.
The Reds’ manager labelled United a ‘results machine’ heading into the highly-anticipated game.
Manchester United recently won the Carabao Cup after defeating Newcastle United in the final and look unstoppable with momentum behind them.
They are third in the Premier League, 11 points behind Arsenal with a game in hand. United are also through to the last-16 in the Europa League and quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
United still have their quadruple dream, but manager Erik ten Hag may have to rotate his team against Liverpool due to the heavy workload. However, Klopp insists this will not hinder United.
He said (via the club’s official website): “How could that help or hinder us? I’m not sure they look at that but I know the situation you constantly get asked.
“You just want to focus on the next game. In their case, they won the League Cup final which is a wonderful feeling, but then you realise you have no time to celebrate.
“You play just a few days later, so you have to be ready again and again and again. It has nothing to do with us. They have done really well this year and are where they are.
“They’ve turned into a results machine, they’ve squeezed results out, they’ve played really good performances, top football and if it’s not going that well they still get results. So that’s why they are there.
“They are fully in a fight for winning the league but not really important for Sunday. We are there as well and we will try to be at our best.”
Klopp also praised United’s talisman Marcus Rashford and said he is pleased with his form.
The 25-year-old has already broken his goalscoring record for United in a single campaign, bagging 25 goals and seven assists in all competitions.
Rashford has scored 17 times since the 2022 World Cup. No player in the top five European leagues has netted more goals in that time.
Despite United’s form, Liverpool will be hoping to stop their run as they strive to finish in the top four. They are six points away from Tottenham Hotspur.
After a poor start to the season, Liverpool have been getting into their groove domestically and beating United would be a major boost.
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