‘Real quality’ – Jurgen Klopp names Manchester United’s ideal midfield vs Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has heaped praise on Manchester United midfielders, hailing the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Christian Eriksen and Fred as ‘real quality’.

Man United will plan to bounce back to winning ways against Liverpool but it would be a difficult call for Erik ten Hag. Not only has his team lost winnable games 2-1 and 4-0 to Brighton and Brentford, Liverpool haven’t won any of their opening two winnable fixtures.

The Reds played 2-2 and 1-1 draws against Fulham and Crystal Palace at away and home respectively but like Manchester United, they would be planning on ending their nightmare start to the season at Old Trafford on Monday night.

Many Man United fans may not be fans of Scott McTominay and Fred but Liverpool boss clearly rates the latter, describing him as a ‘real quality’.

United will also have Anthony Martial in the squad after the Frenchman missed the Red Devils’ opening two fixtures with a hamstring injury.

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Speaking ahead of the Old Trafford showdown, Klopp said of United’s players: “I heard [Anthony] Martial can play now. Another boy with speed and technique. Quality in midfield; Eriksen, Fernandes, Fred – real quality.”

It’s not clear if the former Monaco forward would start ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo against Liverpool next week, as it was Erik ten Hag’s plan to start Martial against Brighton before his idea was struck by the Frenchman’s injury.

Ronaldo has featured in United’s opening two fixtures but hasn’t scored, just like the rest of his team-mates.

Erik ten Hag understands the rivalry between Manchester United and Liverpool and as a result, he has confirmed that he’s planning on winning the clash.

“I know the rivalry [between Manchester United and Liverpool], we are the rivals and we have to win every game, but especially this game,” the Dutchman said.