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Video - Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp delights in Man Utd triumph

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Klopp toasted his side's big win against Man Utd
Klopp toasted his side's big win against Man Utd

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp struggled to wipe that famous smile off his face after his side's 2-0 win against Manchester United in the Europa League at Anfield.

The Reds head to Old Trafford for next week's second leg in pole position to secure a last-16 place after goals from Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino secure a comfortable win against a lacklustre United.

"It was good. No matter how you play against Manchester United it is always difficult to make chances," he told BT Sport.

"We could have scored more goals in the first half, but that's life.

"Scoring the second goal was very important. We know it is only the first leg but we needed to win it and we did. We are in a good position now, we want to go through to the next round.

"The atmosphere tonight was unbelievable. Really great and I want to say thank you to everyone that was involved. That was Liverpool how I knew it before I came here.

"Some of the fans have had some hard time, including this season. This was the first part of paying back."