Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed the advantage that Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United team have over his Liverpool team.
Manchester United and Liverpool will clash at the Rajamangala National Stadium in Thailand on Tuesday as they begin their pre-season campaigns.
Klopp claims Manchester United have an edge over Liverpool because Ten Hag’s side have trained a little longer.
Klopp however insisted games between Man United and Liverpool aren’t friendlies.
“Manchester United. New manager. Trained a little bit longer than us. Not sure, but might be in a better situation in the moment,” Klopp said.
“We see it as an important test because it’s against United – and we don’t play friendlies!
“Usually football matches are the most important thing for us. But in this specific case it’s really more for the people.
“We have 37 players – all generations here – and we have to use all of them.
“The boys who were on international duty in the summer only arrived today pretty much. They cannot play too long but we will try to give them a few minutes as well.”
Manchester United are coming off our worst-ever Premier League campaign, while Klopp’s Liverpool won two domestic cups and lost out on the title by a single point.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp couldn’t resist taking a dig at how Manchester United have fallen.
Responding to the reception that Liverpool received in Thailand, the German said: “First question I have, did it look like this yesterday when Manchester was here as well?”