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UK: Klopp says his and Solskjaer's situations can't be compared ahead of derby

United Kingdom, Melwood
October 18, 2019 at 15:23 GMT +00:00 · Published

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp addressed the press ahead of his side's derby against Manchester United this weekend, at Melwood on Friday, saying his situation cannot be compared to that of his opposite number Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Norwegian has endured a tumultuous few months as the permanent Manchester United manager with just eight points from nine league games so far, as pundits and fans have been asking whether he could be fired.

Klopp's Liverpool, by contrast, are flying high with a 100 percent record in the league and an eight-point cushion over their nearest rivals, Manchester City.

"It's important what the board is telling him, what Ed Woodward is telling him, what the Glazer family is telling him," Klopp said. "I want every manager to get as much time as they can to bring through their ideas and stuff like this, but you never can compare situations."

Looking towards the game, Klopp said he was not short of confidence but that games against United were always different.

"I don't think there are a lot of teams who would love to play against us right now, it looks like Manchester United are the only team who want to play us," Klopp said.

Kick-off is scheduled for 15:30 GMT at Old Trafford on Sunday.

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Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp addressed the press ahead of his side's derby against Manchester United this weekend, at Melwood on Friday, saying his situation cannot be compared to that of his opposite number Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Norwegian has endured a tumultuous few months as the permanent Manchester United manager with just eight points from nine league games so far, as pundits and fans have been asking whether he could be fired.

Klopp's Liverpool, by contrast, are flying high with a 100 percent record in the league and an eight-point cushion over their nearest rivals, Manchester City.

"It's important what the board is telling him, what Ed Woodward is telling him, what the Glazer family is telling him," Klopp said. "I want every manager to get as much time as they can to bring through their ideas and stuff like this, but you never can compare situations."

Looking towards the game, Klopp said he was not short of confidence but that games against United were always different.

"I don't think there are a lot of teams who would love to play against us right now, it looks like Manchester United are the only team who want to play us," Klopp said.

Kick-off is scheduled for 15:30 GMT at Old Trafford on Sunday.

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