Klopp takes aim at 'United pundits'

Ahead of their highly anticipated clash at the Allianz Arena tonight, Klopp has hit back at United legend Gary Neville, who was one of several pundits that indicated a European exit would be beneficial to their Premier League title ambitions.

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While Klopp admits defeat against the Bundesliga giants in the second leg of their goalless last-16 tie would not be a shock result, his side will not go into the game thinking of the benefits such a result could bring.

"They (pundits) talk constantly. It doesn't mean they make more sense because of that. That's the problem," he said, as per Liverpool Echo.

"I really don't think that any other coach or manager in the world has to answer this question when he plays in the Champions League.

"It's really unique. It only happens if you are the Liverpool manager and the pundits come from Manchester United and start these things. It is so easy to sit in an office or a studio and talk about things like that.

"We don't draw up a season and say the best way to go through it is to go out of all the cup competitions early.

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Klopp added: "You do that and in that moment the same people go for you like mad.

"Now it is closer to the end of the season and it is allowed to go out of the Champions League without even trying to go through? That's really mad.

"I'm not angry about it. It's just so mad that I constantly get confronted by it."