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Manchester United 'offside' goal still angers Jurgen Klopp amid excellent top-six record

Manchester United 'offside' goal still angers Jurgen Klopp amid excellent top-six record

Ahead of Liverpool's top-six clash against Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow evening, Klopp rued an offside goal that United scored against the Reds at Old Trafford.

On January 14, Zlatan Ibrahimovic equalised late on against the Reds to see the Premier League tie end 1-1.

The assister of the goal, Antonio Valencia, looked to be offside as he reached the ball at the byline before crossing for the Swede to head home.

However, the linesman failed to pick up on Valencia's positioning and the goal stood.

At Melwood today, Klopp was asked about Liverpool's great record against the other five sides in the top six of the Premier League.

From seven games against Chelsea, Spurs, Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United, the Anfield outfit have picked up a huge 13 points.

The German manager is clearly of the opinion that it should be 15 points from a possible 21:

"Our record (against the top six) should be even better. That offside goal against Man United," he lamented at his press conference.

Slipping up against lesser teams has seriously cost the Reds, however, as they sit 13 points off Antonio Conte's leaders following a 2-0 loss at Hull City last weekend.

A dire run of form has seen Klopp's team pick up just three points from five league ties since the turn of the year.

Klopp was in emotive form at Melwood as he tore apart the notion that any source had information on his goalkeeping selection for Saturday's 5.30pm kick-off.