Jurgen Klopp responds to Jose Mourinho's trophy jibe


Jurgen Klopp has named Manchester United boss José Mourinho the most successful manager in the world.

Will Klopp get his hands on a trophy this season?

They have kept 11 clean sheets in the last 12 home league games - with only Cardiff City's Callum Paterson scoring since conceding to West Ham United on February 24.

"We have controlled [matches] and maybe become more mature as a team in certain instances in games, where we have controlled the game a lot better, with the ball and even without the ball".

Premier League leaders Liverpool boast a 16-point lead over their historic rivals at the top of the table just 16 games into the season, with United languishing down in sixth and already eight points off the top four.

United are second best to Liverpool in nearly every department this season - even though there is a significant amount of potential - that is underused (or misused rather?) by Jose Mourinho in the last 6-8 months. "But I wasn't surprised, because I know how hard we worked in the summer".

"It was always a hard game to play against them".

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Liverpool have confirmed Alexander-Arnold and teammate Joe Gomez are both sidelined against Manchester United, which leaves them short of options at full-back.

Trent Alexander-Arnold out of Man United clash

But Klopp responded: "No that's true but do I have to?"

Asked if he still loves being a football manager, Mourinho told Tubes: "Yes, more than ever".

Liverpool now lead the Premier League table by a point from Pep Guardiola's side, and are yet to lose in the top-flight.

However, whether Mourinho likes it or not, there is a clear philosophy and direction of travel that you can attach to Liverpool, while United lurch blindly and groggily from one week to the next. I just focus on what Liverpool are doing.

Having started in midweek in the win over Napoli, Henderson will be hoping to retain his place for the latest big test.

Star goalkeeper Alisson, 26, has been essential to the excellent run of results, living up to his hefty price tag with a succession of clean sheets in his first season since arriving from Roma.

"When you can hear them pushing you on, it gives you that extra burst to go again and I think that's something that is tough to explain because the adrenaline overtakes what's going on and you find that extra burst of energy".

"You know better than I, what happens if I give an answer to that question so no answer!" he said.

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