Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserves credit for the progression he has overseen since getting the job.
United are set to finish second in the Premier League and have one foot in the Europa League final after beating Roma 6-2 at Old Trafford on Thursday night in the first leg.
Speaking ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Old Trafford, Klopp praised Solskjaer’s work to date at United, saying (via MEN): “It’s nice to see when the quality of a manager is more important than the experience you have.
“If you need to have 50 Champions League games as a manager before taking on a club like Manchester United, it’ll be tricky to find one because there are not a lot of coaches out there with that experience.
“I think it’s clear if Ole wouldn’t have had successful history at Man United as a player then probably not so many people at United would’ve thought about him. But, because he did a brilliant job in Molde and has a Manchester history, that was the idea and nobody knew how it would work.
“It worked absolutely sensationally from the beginning and then had a little dip and now they look really good and he deserves credit for that together with his coaches. I’m happy for him to be honest because I’m really happy for a colleague to do really well and that’s what he does.”
A win for United would seriously threaten Liverpool’s Champions League aims, but the opposite result will see Man City crowned Premier League champions.
Double whammy – although City winning the league is inevitable now.
The team shouldn’t need any extra motivation when it comes to playing against Liverpool. It’s a huge game that could see us secure second place in the league quicker.
Plenty of time to prepare for the Europa League final.