Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been reacting to his side’s upcoming Champions League quarter final clash with Manchester City.
Friday’s draw pitted the Reds against Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions in an all-English affair, guaranteeing that one Premier League side will be competing in the semi finals.
Speaking to the press ahead of Liverpool’s league clash with Watford on Saturday, Klopp expects a tough encounter with Man City – but one that his team can come through:
“I’ve said it before and it’s still the truth, it’s always common in a draw that you’ll get your neighbour, more or less, but to be honest I don’t mind, really.
“It is exactly like it was before – we take what we’ve got. Now it’s Manchester City, let’s go. We’ve lost once and we’ve won once against them in the league – and I don’t think they thought before the best draw they could have got is Live
“I think it’s an absolute dream draw… for all Manchester United fans!”
Klopp, however, is unhappy that the tie has caused a shift in date for the Merseyside derby with Everton. That clash has been moved to Saturday April 7th – and the Liverpool boss is unhappy at the new early kickoff:
Klopp: “I am already angry because the Premier League will move EFC game to 12.30 on Saturday. I only heard it a second ago. Not too cool.”
— Chris Bascombe (@_ChrisBascombe) March 16, 2018
With Tottenham in FA Cup action this weekend, Liverpool can move back into third in the Premier League table should they defeat Javi Gracia’s Watford at Anfield on Saturday.