LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool during a press conference at Melwood Training Ground on October 21, 2015 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Speaking ahead of a thrilling clash against rivals Manchester United, Jurgen Klopp said that the fixture against United should be relished by the Liverpool squad and the fans alike.

In an exclusive interview with ‘This is Anfield’, Klopp said, “Although this will be my first experience of this particular fixture, I am fully aware of its importance to both sets of supporters,” the manager writes.

“I was not here for the game at Old Trafford, or against Everton at their ground. We have played Manchester City, of course, but I understand the intensity of this rivalry is different.

“I think these are games and challenges we should all look forward to, games we should be excited about.

“Regardless of the situation either team currently finds themselves in, this game is of big importance. It matters so much to our supporters.

“I must focus on the game and on the job of helping the team produce a good performance.

“The performance must be our first priority on days like this, because the result is usually a consequence of how you play as a team.”

Liverpool has a great chance to level United on point with a victory against them on Sunday and the past just does not matter when both teams are on the field in front of a roaring Anfield.

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