JURGEN KLOPP insists Louis van Gaal is not his enemy.Liverpool host Manchester United in the first leg of their last-16 Europa League clash tonight (8.05pm).
|Jurgen Klopp insists Louis van Gaal is not his enemy|
The Red Devils recorded a 1-0 victory over Liverpool back in January in the league, courtesy of a late Wayne Rooney strike.
But United will be without their captain tonight as Van Gaal looks to become the first United manager in history to win five consecutive games against Liverpool.
And ahead of their meeting Klopp has only positive things to say about his Dutch counterpart.
"I think it's pretty close in terms of quality. We are both in a good moment. Okay, United lost the last game but a few weeks ago there was a lot of pressure on Louis van Gaal and United and they handled it really well," said Klopp.
"You thought they had big, big problems but then three games later they are close to the Champions League.
"Van Gaal is one of the most successful managers in the world. I am pleased for him that he could change the situation a little bit.
"I don't believe in enemies in football. I have absolutely no problem with Van Gaal but last thing I want is for him to win this."
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