Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool must be handed free win if Man Utd game is postponed

Manchester United and Liverpool are set to play out yet another storied episode of the legendary fixture between the two sides on Monday – a win for the home side would see Ten Hag’s mean leapfrog their bitter rivals in the table.

This historic meeting has conjured up some of the biggest classics in the Premier League and one meeting between the sides has left a lasting impression.

Liverpool were due to face United at Old Trafford in May 2021 but the game was postponed after protests developed into fans breaking into the Theatre of Dreams.

The protests that day came just days after owners from both clubs revealed a diabolical scheme to join a breakaway Super League, with both clubs named ‘founding clubs’.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has now insisted that should there be a repeat of the scenes from last year, the Merseyside club must be handed all three points.

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“Plans for the game not happening? Yes, going home on the bus,” Klopp is quoted as saying by the BBC. “I really hope it will not happen but if it does happen I think we get the points.

“We have nothing to do with the situation and if the supporters want the game not happening, then we cannot just rearrange the game again and fit it in somewhere in an incredibly busy season.

“People tell us we are fine, we go there and play the game hopefully and go home. But in a situation like this, always the other team should get the points because they have nothing to do with it and they have prepared for it.”

SN’s verdict…
Protests for Monday’s visit of Liverpool have been in the works for several weeks and in truth, similar scenes to the ones in 2021 should be expected.

It remains to be seen whether the Premier League and the local police decide to increase presence in a bid to avoid a scenario where the game is postponed.

Ultimately, frustrations among supporters have reached the boiling point and the bigger picture is to put enough pressure on the Glazer family to sell the club.

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