Bullish Jurgen Klopp rallies troops as 'angry' Liverpool set for 'very important' Man Utd clash

Bullish Jurgen Klopp rallies troops as 'angry' Liverpool set for 'very important' Man Utd clash

The German gaffer spoke of Liverpool's "angriness" ahead of Liverpool's mammoth clash against Manchester United on Sunday.

Klopp's side are winless in their last three fixtures in all competitions ahead of the Old Trafford showdown on Sunday at 4.00pm.

The Liverpool manager was bullish when asked at his press conferce today what the Reds' plan of action will be in Manchester:

"I don't have to [make the players aware of the game's importance]," Klopp continued.

"Attitude and motivation is very, very important. Being brave and ready for the special things is needed.

"There is no time to look for excuses when it is the wrong pass. These players know about they need to be responsible.

"We have to go there and line up and be ready for all the challenges in the game. That is important. We try everything we need to make the difference.

"Of course, we are excited about the opportunity to go there and play our best. Both teams are on a good run long term, and United have less injury problems.

"You can feel good before the game. We realise before the game that we are Liverpool and we need to show this.

"Everyone who wants to see a real fight for game, then yes, watch it. It will be 100% from our side."

Liverpool's last Premier League outing was a 2-2 draw away to Sunderland, before a young Reds side drew 0-0 in the FA Cup third round against Plymouth Argyle last Saturday.

Klopp's side then lost 1-0 on Wednesday to Southampton in the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final at St Mary's.

Second-placed Liverpool currently sit five points ahead of Jose Mourinho's sixth-placed United on 44 points, five behind leaders Chelsea who play Leicester City in tomorrow's late kick-off.