Klopp praises “world class” Sancho and Greenwood ahead of Man Utd clash

Jurgen Klopp is hoping to keep Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United attack quiet when Liverpool travel to Old Trafford for Sunday evening’s Premier League fixture

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Jurgen Klopp previews Manchester United clash

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confessed his appreciation for Manchester United stars Jadon Sancho and Mason Greenwood.

Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a wealth of attacking talent to choose from this term, including Cristiano Ronaldo.

Speaking ahead of his team’s Premier League trip to Old Trafford on Sunday evening, Klopp was asked about Sancho’s recent form.

The United winger, 21, has failed to score in his 11 appearances for the club since his £73million move from Borussia Dortmund in July.

But Sancho was prolific during his time in Germany, scoring 38 goals and producing 51 assists in 104 Bundesliga games.

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And Klopp believes the England winger will deliver, admitting: “Jadon Sancho is a world-class talent, definitely.

“He has all the things you need to become really one of the best players in the world in the future, that’s how it is. But he’s still very young.

“At Dortmund they were full of praise about him and rightly so. I saw a lot of games of him playing outstandingly well.

“Some people lose patience a little bit quickly – and don’t forget the options United have in this position.”

Along with Ronaldo, Sancho and Greenwood, Solskjaer has Bruno Fernandes, Juan Mata, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Amad Diallo and Edinson Cavani at his disposal.

Greenwood, 20, has been one the United manager’s most reliable attackers this term, scoring four goals in eight Premier League appearances.

When asked about the youngster, Klopp said: “Mason ­Greenwood? Wow! What a talent he is.

“I think that he has maybe pushed Jadon out of position. Mason can play in the centre, but there is no space any more, so maybe they will share.

“It’s a problem that you want to have as a manager, 100 percent.”

Klopp will be cautious of United’s forwards on Sunday as his team look to continue their unbeaten start to the season.

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Liverpool have won five of their eight Premier League games and have a perfect record in Europe, beating Porto, AC Milan and Atletico Madrid.

Discussing United’s attacking threat, Klopp admitted: “If you don’t defend well against United, I wouldn’t know a reason why we should get in the coach and go there, to be honest, because the quality they have offensively is absolutely ridiculous.

“I really don’t think it’s very likely that you score three goals at United but we never, before a game, think about scoring more than we do about defending.

“So, for us, it’s 100 per cent clear that to get in a game, to stay in a game and to win a game you have to defend on your absolute highest level.

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“We have to focus on that but not only, because we have to create as well. We have to play football – very important – we have to be incredibly brave.

“Brave because each ball you lose against United is a massive threat, it’s a counter-attack threat with the speed they have and all these kind of things.

“It’s a proper task to play United but we still want to do it and are looking forward to it because it’s, how we all know, one of the biggest games in the world. It will be a good one.”

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