Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has refuted claims that Liverpool will have an advantage over Manchester United ahead of their crunch Premier League fixture this Saturday.
Jose Mourinho’s side will face Sevilla in the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie, just three days after Saturday’s encounter at Old Trafford. Leading some observers to speculate that United may be distracted by their upcoming European fixture.
However, Klopp has denied that this will have any bearing on this weekend’s crunch encounter in the race to finish second behind runaway league leaders Man City.
“Manchester United are very experienced and very fit, as we saw last night – they can score late, so I don’t think they are too worried about playing on Saturday and then again on Tuesday.
“Actually, we didn’t think for a second when we played Newcastle that we had to play on Tuesday again. That’s how our life is – do what you have to do and after that, start thinking about the next step.
“No, I don’t think it’s an advantage. It’s just another game.” Klopp said.
Liverpool eased through to the quarter finals of the Champions League on Tuesday night, defeating Portuguese Champions Porto 5-0 on aggregate.
United are currently two points ahead of Klopp’s men in second place, ahead of what is usually one of the feistiest Premier League fixtures of the season.