Liverpool take on Manchester United today in arguably the biggest game in British football. The two bitter rivals have been going at it for decades as the nation’s two most successful clubs. This game has the extra gravity of being a potential title decider. Speaking ahead of the game, Sir Alex Ferguson heaped praise on Jürgen Klopp.
Blockbuster title clash
Nobody could’ve predicted that this game would have such an impact on the title race.
The Reds were never meant to have to contend with Man United this season, much less go into a January game behind them in the table.
A sticky run of form from the Reds has seen United leapfrog them in the table with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side three points clear at the top.
Jürgen Klopp’s men have a superior goal difference which means a win would see them reclaim top spot.
It is an absolutely massive game of football, title race or not.
It’s Liverpool v Man United, it’ll be watched the world over. We simply have to win.
Sir Alex Ferguson on Jürgen Klopp
This week saw some of the two club’s giants have a chat in aid of charities Sports United Against Dementia and In The Game.
Sir Kenny Dalglish, Sir Alex Ferguson and Jürgen Klopp were joined by Gareth Southgate, hosted by Kelly Cates.
The former Man United manager was full of praise for the current Liverpool boss, saying:
“United against Liverpool is the game of the season – the most successful sides in the country.
“I had to build a club not just a team to surpass them. Thank goodness I’ve retired, because when I see Liverpool’s performances over the last two seasons – phenomenal.
“I’ve got great respect for Liverpool, I always have.”
What RTK has to say
When he was managing United we absolutely despised Fergie.
Now that he has retired we have nothing but respect for him.
He is a proper football man and a true legend of the game.
He was our greatest adversary and we wish him nothing but the best, he has a great respect for Liverpool and we have a great respect for him.
Hopefully we’ll break his heart today.