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Video: Jurgen Klopp gives thumbs-up to United Europa League clash

SoccerBy Colm Hayes
Video: Jurgen Klopp gives thumbs-up to United Europa League clash

The German was very happy that his side drew Manchester United in the last 16 of the Europa League.

Speaking ahead of Liverpool’s Capital One Cup final outing on Sunday against Manchester City, Jurgen Klopp gave his honest assessment of the Reds’ Europa League draw.

Liverpool were followed out of the hat by Man United, easily the pick of the fixtures in competition’s round of 16.

It is the first time the bitter Premier League rivals have been drawn together in European competition.

After giving the thumbs-up to the standout tie, Klopp stated: "It's great. We deserve these games. I told my staff yesterday that I wanted Man United."

One Twitter user reckons that Louis van Gaal will also be fairly content with the outcome of the draw: