Jurgen Klopp believes the addition of Casemiro and Christian Eriksen have had positive impact on Man United.
While Klopp admitted during his pre-match press conference that it was “impossible” for him to be pleased with the progress United have made – as you would expect – he admitted they deserved to be battling at the top of the Premier League table and praised Eriksen, Casemiro and Rashford.
“They deserve it, they deserve to be where they are,” he told reporters in his pre-match press conference. “They won the points and play good football. It’s not where we are this year but we were there the last few years and want to go there again. 100 percent.
“Apart from that I couldn’t be less interested in what they are doing. I just respect what they do. Then we analyse it. We have an analysis meeting, we go through it and we will try and find a way to cause them more problems than when we did in the first game when we played them [at Old Trafford in August]. That is the only time United comes up in my mind, nothing else.”
He continued: “I didn’t think too much about Ten Hag’s impact, to be honest. Surprised? Probably not. Go through the team. How could they not be good?B
“They are really experienced, they have quality and a good way of playing. A new way to defend. Defensively a massive difference, properly man-orientated and with the ball, just quality.
“It’s a good idea, but super experienced players came in like Eriksen and Casemiro. They were all over the world successful. Rashford is in the form of his life. For sure, influenced by Ten Hag as well but when our players play well, it is not like I feel, ‘Oh, I did that!’ It is a good team, how could they not be successful?
“But again, they have to play us and I would like to show that that’s different in a positive way for us.”
United clash with Liverpool on Sunday.