Klopp rues winless United meetings that derailed Liverpool’s season

Jurgen Klopp has acknowledged that Liverpool’s recent meetings with Manchester United have proven detrimental to his side’s campaign.

A 4-3 loss at Old Trafford last month eliminated any further talk or speculation of a first-ever quadruple, as the Merseyside outfit were sent crashing out of the FA Cup thanks to an extra-time dagger from Amad Diallo.

Liverpool had been on and off the top of the table for weeks heading into the rivals’ Premier League clash but entered the fixture sitting in first place. They subsequently went on to sustain yet another draw, dropping more vital points in the run-in.

Now, they have a three-goal deficit to overturn away from home on Thursday if they have any chance of progressing in Europe, while also seeing their title hopes dented by a shock 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace at Anfield.

As it stands, Klopp’s farewell tour may just be ending with a Carabao Cup to parade in front of fans.

“I am not 100 per cent sure in general how we dealt with the United games particularly helped. We lost the game in the cup and it was like a catastrophe because we were that good and lost it anyway and then we draw there and were really good and draw it anyway. The problems we had in the United game were completely different to the things we had today. Yes, the goals we concede are too easy,” the German told reporters (via Manchester World).

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