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Klopp admits Liverpool need to ‘build confidence’ ahead of Man United clash

Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool need to ‘build confidence’ ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup fourth round clash at Manchester United.

Liverpool’s title defence has faltered in recent weeks following a concerning run of Premier League form, the Reds having failed to win since beating Crystal Palace on December 19 and without a goal in their past four league fixtures.

The champion’s fortunes reached a new low following a shock 1-0 home defeat to Burnley at Anfield, ending a 68-game unbeaten record on home soil that had lasted more than three calendar years.

Liverpool are currently fourth in the division but could drop as low as sixth should Tottenham and Everton win games in hand, and Klopp must now regroup his struggling side ahead of a huge cup clash with Manchester United this weekend.

The two sides played out a goalless draw in the Premier League last weekend and meet again at Old Trafford on Sunday evening, with the Liverpool boss admitting his side must ‘build confidence’ as they bid to turn their season around.

“Of course we go again, there is no doubt about that. When things don’t work out on the pitch as we want them to work out, then there is an issue.

“The issue is the things I tell the boys, I didn’t say it clear enough. I have to change the way I tell the boys.

“Confidence is something not naturally given. You have to build confidence. That’s why we have to mention the word but it is not disappeared. We have to work. That is what you do.”

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