Klopp 'sympathizes' with Ole Gunnar ahead of Sunday clash
Klopp 'sympathizes' with Ole Gunnar ahead of Sunday clash
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Klopp 'sympathizes' with Ole Gunnar ahead of Sunday clash

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp expects a tough match on Sunday against perennial rivals Manchester United when they face off in an English Premier League match. 

The German will take his charges to Old Trafford in the highlight match of the weekend, hoping to continue with his perfect start to the season. 

Liverpool have won all their eight matches in the League, taking them to the top of the table ahead of the Sunday match. 

United, on the other hand, have had a dismal start to the new campaign, and lie 12th on the log with nine points after eight matches. 

Their troubles have been compounded by injuries to key players, with the Norwegian set to miss up to 12 players for the tie. 

Speaking on Friday, Klopp, however, indicated he still expects to play a strong United side come Sunday. 

“It’s not my job to talk about it but it’s not easy for Ole to talk about it: they had a lot of injuries. They had these injuries coincidentally, the number of them and really decisive players for them," he said 

“Nobody can play the same kind of football when five or six of your first line-up players are out, that’s just not [possible]. You cannot play the same football; you can maybe get the same results if the mood is different but you cannot play the same football,"

"That’s what was difficult for them. That will change. Then, unfortunately, other teams will probably have injuries and they have to deal with that, that’s how a season is,"

United will hope to welcome the likes of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Antony Martial and Luke Shaw back to the starting lineup for the tie. 

They will, however, miss a number of key players, including Paul Pogba and David de Gea.

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