Jurgen Klopp previewed Liverpool’s Capital One Cup final against Manchester City and reacted to his side drawing Manchester United in the Europa League’s round-of-16 by making a light-hearted dig at those at the other end of the East Lancashire Road.
When asked by reporters about his tactics for Sunday’s showpiece at Wembley, Klopp kept his cards close to his chest before replying in good humour.
"I should not talk here about tactics, don’t you think?” he said. “Even in Manchester they have televisions."
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Klopp also revealed that he wanted Liverpool to be drawn against their bitterest rivals, as it gives his side the chance to take revenge for a narrow defeat to United at Anfield in January.
“It’s great. We deserve these games, with the game yesterday. Obviously it is not easy, but you can ask my staff, when they asked me yesterday ‘who do you want?’ I said ‘Manchester United’,” he said.
“I think we have to clear something. We had a good game when I was here when we played against them, but we lost 1-0. It was not what we deserved on that day, but we got it.
“Life gives us the chance to make it better and that’s what we have to do, and what we’ll try,” he added.
“In this round, there were no easy games so we had no chance for an easy game. So we have Manchester United – cool!”