Did Manchester United deserve to beat Liverpool 4-0? Jurgen Klopp responds

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has admitted Manchester United’s 4-0 victory over Liverpool was a fair result.

Manchester United ran out 4-0 winners in Thailand to get Erik ten Hag’s first pre-season off to a flying start and there were some impressive performances from the United side.

Jadon Sancho, Fred and Anthony Martial put United 3-0 up at the break, before Facundo Pellistri rounded off the scoring in the second half.

“The result is fair, fair, we have to accept that, but it’s clear we could have scored our goals as well and then it would have been a more spectacular game,” Klopp said.

“The goals we gave away, we could have got assists for it, they used the chances, they caused us problems, but I saw a lot of good stuff from my team.

“The game came a bit too early for us, individual mistakes happen in football. It was pretty clear where we made mistakes but we could have scored three or four in the last five minutes and we didn’t, that’s our fault.”

Klopp also talked about the changes Ten Hag has made to the way Manchester United defend.

According to Klopp, Manchester United have adopted man-marking while defending under Ten Hag and it is quite aggressive.

“I saw a lot of good performances in moments, but no consistency, sometimes we were in a rush, the way United defended in a man-marking system, especially in midfield, we gave the ball away and they finished the moments off, that was obvious,” Klopp said.

“The way United is playing with this man-marking idea you need more flexibility, when Harvey [Elliott] came in the middle we were more dangerous.”