Liverpool boss confident of knocking out Man United from Europa League

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted that his side will knock Manchester United out of the Europa League on Thursday, according to reports from the Daily Star.

The Reds travel to Old Trafford with a solid 2-0 lead, meaning that if his side score one goal it will require United to get at least four to qualify for the next round.

However, the German has claimed that his team will not be complacent heading into the clash, despite their convincing victory back at Anfield.

He said: “This is the third time we have played against Man United. We have always been in the game. That is an important sign for us.

“The world doesn’t change overnight. It is absolutely clear there is a chance for Man United, 100 per cent, that is football. Everything can happen.

“But we know that we know how to play them. That is the truth. That doesn’t mean it is easy for us. We have to work really hard.

“We have to be concentrated, be brave and aggressive in a legal way. That is what is clear.”

Klopp went on to add that he is not worried about the fixture, pointing out that although anything can happen in a game of football, he has no fear.

He added: “Everything can happen, that is how it is. I am not scared or something like this. It is football and we have the chance.

“It’s not a holiday tomorrow. It is really hard work – really hard work. I have no problem with this.”

The Red Devils and Liverpool both see the Europa League as a decent road to qualifying for next season’s Champions League campaign, with United occupying sixth on the Premier League table with 47 points while Klopp’s men are two points behind in eight.