Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has described the match against Manchester United as “the derby” for him.
The Reds face Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday in their quest to finish in the top four, making the game against the Red Devils a must-win.
Klopp revealed that the game was more than just a big game between two of English football’s biggest rivals, insisting that the visitors are still in contention for the Premier League title.
“To be honest, it’s the derby for me,” Klopp told Sky Sports’ Geoff Shreeves.
“It’s a massive one, and over the years it has always been difficult games and great atmospheres in both stadiums. It’s a big game for me because I respect what they’re doing.
“That is actually obvious over the [recent] years, clearly it didn’t quite work out the way they wanted it to, but with bringing Erik ten Hag in – and you just need to look at their roster when the squad was finally together.
When all the guys arrived, as well as when (Raphael) Varane, Casemiro, (Christian) Eriksen, and other events of this nature.