Jurgen Klopp has issued comments of praise for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the work he has done at Old Trafford since becoming Manchester United manager.
The Reds could hand Manchester City the title this afternoon if they win at Old Trafford but it is United who have kept City closest of all this season rather than the Reds after what has been a season to forget.
For Jurgen Klopp, Solskjaer deserves credit for the work he has done since he has arrived, too, with him also saying it’s good to see a club like United taking a closer look at Solskjaer even if he didn’t have the experience of managing one of the ‘big clubs’ in the game before this.
Speaking to his press conference, Jurgen Klopp said:
“It’s nice. I think it’s clear if Ole wouldn’t have had the history he has at Manchester United as a
player – a very successful history, then probably not so many people at United would’ve thought of
him as a coach.
“But because he did a brilliant job at Molde, and had the history at Manchester [United], I think that
was the idea. Nobody knew exactly how it would work and it worked out absolutely sensationally
from the beginning. Then had a little dip, a drop, but now they look good – really good. He deserves
credit for that together with his coaches – it’s always like this, it’s a team effort.”
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
Obviously, United have had a decent season this year in the Premier League and look set to finish in second place and qualify for the Champions League.
A trophy is available for them, too, in the Europa League and the plan for Liverpool needs to be to just try and upset their rhythm this afternoon.
Reds fan and writer for Anfield Watch, currently based in the south and still not over Xabi Alonso’s exit. Also a match-going reporter in the EFL.