Klopp comments on Solskjaer’s hunt for first Man Utd trophy as manager

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Liverpool head to Manchester United this afternoon in the Premier League as they look to get back to winning ways.

The Reds had a frustrating afternoon last time out against Newcastle United with them throwing away a win at Anfield and they’ve had just over a week to process that and pick themselves up for what is always the biggest fixture in the Premier League calendar.

After a few years of great Reds success, though, it is United who go into this one in better shape with them second in the league and looking to win the Europa League trophy.

Indeed, that would represent Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first gong as Manchester United manager and Klopp has commented on the Norwegian’s hunt for that first title, comparing it to his own at Liverpool.

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“I never felt the pressure to have my first trophy – to be honest. So, when was the first trophy then,
the Champions League? Champions League. I had my personal reasons why I thought it would make
sense to finally win a final because going there is nice – losing them not so much!

“You have to fight for it, you’ve got to work for it, and things need to go your way. These kinds of
pressure we always have and Ole has that as well, but whatever will ease off after winning his first
trophy – I don’t know.”

ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT

It’s been made well-known that Liverpool can hand Manchester City the title this afternoon with a win at Old Trafford but there’s nothing the Reds can do to stop United in the Europa League.

They’re on course for the final after thrashing Roma on Thursday night and it will be either Villarreal or Arsenal standing in the way of Solskjaer in the final.