Manchester United Can Only Defend - Jurgen Klopp 
Jurgen Klopp

Manchester United Can Only Defend - Jurgen Klopp 

Jayfred Ugo

Jayfred Ugo

Liverpool gaffer, Jurgen Klopp, and his men threw away their 100% winning record when they played a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Klopp, however, expressed his disgust at Manchester United's defence style during the game, stating that it does not fit in with Derby's history.

Manchester United played out the match with a five-man defence. They had only 32 per cent possession during the entire match, as Manchester United were on the back foot, defending for most minutes in the game after Marcus Rashford had given the Red Devils a first-half lead.

Liverpool winger, Adam Lallana, handed Liverpool, the away side, a consolatory one point with an 85th-minute strike, keeping Liverpool's unbeaten start to the Premier League season alive.

When quizzed about his opponents' tactics, Klopp stressed at the old Trafford that Manchester United were consistently sitting deep defending whenever his team came attacking.

"[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," Klopp said.

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