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No Such Thing As a Friendly- Klopp Says, Reacts to Mourinho Claims

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has stated that the upcoming friendly game against Manchester United cannot be seen as one as there’s no such thing as a friendly between the Merseyside club and the Red devils.

On Saturday evening, the two Premier league teams will clash at Ann Arbor, Michigan for a pre-season fixture

Speaking to reporters before the game, Klopp said: “It’s a really nice story that we come here,

“It’s not often you get the opportunity to play in the second biggest stadium in the world. It’s an impressive building, it’s cool.

“It’s pre-season, but it’s United against Liverpool, Liverpool against United so it’s a big game. People in America obviously were waiting for that game, or at least 100,000 people were! We’re really looking forward to it.”

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When asked about Mourinho who claimed that with all Liverpool’s spending, they must win the league, Klopp laughed it off stating: “It’s not easy to reach that point, eh?”

“But what can I say about that?

“Jose can say what he wants to say, to be honest, and obviously I can do the same. But I’m not too much interested in Manchester United.

Liverpool manager

“I’m pretty sure they will do business as well in the next few days, but we know about our responsibility. We feel responsible only for our fans, for our owners, for the supporters all over the world, nobody else. That’s the situation.

“We are ambitious, we never said anything different. We have to deliver; what that means exactly, I don’t know in this moment. We will see that. But a big part of the job is to play football that our people like. That happened last year, probably the year before as well, and now we are in the situation where we want to make the next step.

“But the opponents don’t sleep. We know that. It means our life is not easier because we brought a few players in. We only feel a bit better prepared than last year. That’s all.”

So far, Liverpool have signed 4 players including Naby Keita, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson Becker. The club is also still eyeing a deal for Fekir from Lyon.

Famutimi Femi is a writer for theheraldng. He is also a lawyer by trade. His hobbies include reading and writing, he also loves Renaissance art.

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