Klopp says ‘last thing I want to be in Solskjaer’s place’ after Liverpool humiliate Man Utd


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said ‘the last thing I want to be in Solskjaer’s place’ as he showed sympathy for his Manchester United counterpart following the Premier’s 5-0 humiliation League Sunday at Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and United suffered a bleak day in Manchester, where the besieged Red Devils were embarrassed as Liverpool rampaged through enemy territory.

Mohamed Salah became the first Premier League player to score an away treble against United, while Naby Keita and Diogo Jota were also on target for Liverpool – who were leading 4-0 at halftime before Paul Pogba does not leave the bench and is sent within 15 minutes to add to the misery of the hosts.

United only lost by a bigger margin to Liverpool in October 1895 when the Reds beat them 7-1 at Anfield, when it was their biggest margin of defeat in that game when playing at home while the pressure mounts on the boss under the fire Solskjaer.

“Oh yeah sure,” Klopp told reporters when asked if he had any sympathy for Solskjaer as Liverpool moved one point away from leaders Chelsea and United fell to seventh and eight points behind. rhythm.

“I’ve said it before, the last thing I want to be is right now, but that’s how it is.

“In those moments when you lose a match, when you lose a derby especially, it happened to me too, you don’t want to go over there in the mixed zone and give all the interviews and answer all these questions. So, c ‘sure it’s not a beautiful night, so yes of course [I have sympathy]. “

Liverpool became only the second team in English top flight history to win back-to-back away games with a margin of more than five goals without conceding, after United in February-March 1960.

Klopp’s Liverpool have scored 19 goals in their first five away Premier League games this season. In the history of the English elite, only two teams have scored more after five away games: Manchester City in 2011-12 (20) and United in 1907-08 (20).

As to whether the result represented one of the greatest days of his career, Klopp – winner of the Champions League, Premier League and Bundesliga – added: “I haven’t thought about it yet. C it’s a good day, a very good day and I don’t want to be disrespectful I have no idea, but it’s a big deal We know it.

“Obviously after the game I was told that had never happened in the long history of Liverpool Football Club; this group always wanted to write their own little chapters for the big, big history book of this. club.

“This was a small tonight, a small chapter. People will talk about it in the future, 100%, because it won’t happen very often, if it happens at all. We also saw the game and we know we were lucky in a couple of situations where United could have scored in the first half. I think they should have scored the first but that doesn’t make our performance [any less], it’s like that.

“In front of the goal, in the final third, we were exceptional. We were clinical, we were ruthless, our high press was exceptional, we really won balls in great areas, the formation was on top and all that sort of thing. that you want to see as a coach, it went really well.

“The difference now is that you usually don’t score in every situation you come across, but that’s what we did and why we were leading 4-0 at halftime.

“Second half, 5-0 start and red card, game over, so check it out and try to come home healthy. I’m not 100% sure it worked, well it didn’t. obviously didn’t work because Millie [James Milner] is injured and so is Naby. You have to see how serious it is, it is very painful, so we will see. We won’t know until tomorrow or the day after. “

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