They Just Defend!' - Klopp Questions Man Utd Playing Style

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They Just Defend!' - Klopp Questions Man Utd Playing Style

After a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Sunday, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Manchester United's defensive style does not fit in with the fixture's history.

The Red Devils, who played with a back five, only had 32 per cent possession during the match as they defended for long periods after Marcus Rashford gave them a first-half lead.

But Adam Lallana earned the away side a point with a strike five minutes from time to keep Liverpool's unbeaten start to the Premier League season alive.

When asked about their opponents' tactics, Klopp pointedly said United consistently sat deep in defence whenever his team came to the Theatre of Dreams.

"[Man Utd's style] doesn’t frustrate me," he said post-match. "I’m not the person who should be concerned about this style.

"It’s just a fact that when we come here, they just defend. It’s OK, no criticism, it’s just a fact.

"When United plays Liverpool, usually you’d think both teams would play like this, would try. We are the one team everyone is on their toes when United play us.

"With the quality they have, the way they set up is really difficult.

"It’s no excuse. I thought we could do better today. But you cannot play each team like this."

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