Jurgen Klopp took exception to a comment relayed to him from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s press conference on Friday.
Klopp faced the media at Melwood at 12.30pm on Friday, but earlier in the day under-pressure United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had briefed the media and suggested the visit of Liverpool was the “perfect” game for his side to kick-start their floundering season.
Klopp, however, took issue with that.
“They said that we are the perfect opponent. I don’t think there are a lot of teams who would love to play us at the moment, it looks like Man United are the only team who does,” said Klopp.
“We have to make sure that is a misunderstanding.”
The Liverpool manager was uncharacteristically vague on injury updates over Joel Matip, goalkeeper Alisson Becker and Mohamed Salah.
“Better. Two more sessions to come and we have to make decisions- nothing fixed yet,” he said.
However, Matip and Alisson – who has been out since the first match of the season with a calf injury – both trained with the full squad this week, with Salah undergoing a personal programme of rehabilitation and training after an ankle injury. All three are expected to start on Sunday.
Klopp did though deny that he had inferred that Solskjaer was playing games after he was also vague on the fitness of several of United’s key players ahead of Sunday’s clash.