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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists his team will be angry when they take on Manchester United on Sunday.
The Reds can move back to the top of the Premier League this weekend, with Manchester City two points clear after their win over Everton on Saturday.
Liverpool have won four games in a row since their defeat to Paris Saint-Germain, while United are struggling for consistency under Jose Mourinho. Draws to Southampton and Arsenal in the league saw them drop to eighth, while their momentum was halted in midweek after a defeat to Valencia.
Now 16 points separate the two clubs and Klopp insists he understands the importance of the game. Liverpool have not lost too United at Anfield since 2013 and the former Borussia Dortmund manager insists his team will be fired up.
“From the other side it looks like it is not the best mood – United lost their last game,” said the German. “We have our own problems and our own targets and we go for them. We fight for our points.
We have to be angry on Sunday and we will be. “It’s one of the games which you sign with your contract – try to do everything you have to win it.
“It’s a big one, and if [former United boss] Sir Alex Ferguson says it’s the British ‘Clasico’ then I am really blessed because I was involved in the German Clasico [Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich].
“It’s a cool game.” Liverpool are as short as 1.53 to win the fixture, with the draw 4.20, while United are 6.50 to grab the three points on the road.