Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Doesn’t mind colliding with Sunday’s arch-rivals Manchester United He’ll be certain in his quest to get into the top four, as he believes his side is already good at hunting.
midweek victory wolves He closed the gap to fourth-placed Tottenham with a game of up to six points and spurs Still to come to Anfield.
What they did underlined that Liverpool, who scored 10 points out of a possible 12 without conceding four goals in a row, is ready for the challenge.
When asked if he provided an opportunity to send a message by beating a fit United on Sunday, Klopp said, “The important thing about the chase is that the chase isn’t a one-day trip, you really have to go for it.”
“I have no idea what that means for them, but I think they’ve already figured out that we’re not completely gone.
“We are not in the neutral land. We still have to play with almost all the teams that are ahead of us – not Newcastle anymore but Tottenham will still come here.
“We don’t have to think about it, just go match by match and keep going, full throttle.
“A lot of good things have happened in the last few weeks, but it doesn’t feel like that because of the Madrid match (5-2 home loss in the Champions League).
“It’s moving in the right direction so far, but we need to take more steps.
“I don’t know what that means for the other teams, I’m not there but they know we’re still around and it’s better than they never see us again.”
Despite the difficulties his own team has faced this season, Klopp insists that a Liverpool-Manchester United game still holds great significance on a larger scale.
“Three points, that’s pretty much the only normal thing, but when Liverpool v United is no longer a special match then something really went wrong,” he added.
“’Liverpool v Man Utd. WHO?’. It would be really hard, it would be really sad.
“I love football, I love the fuss, at least most of the time. I want to watch the Liverpool-United game.
“It has to be, otherwise football would have absolutely no right to exist anymore.
“People want and need to know what both clubs are doing. It’s a big game and it’s always been a big game in my life. Thank God there is still one.”