Jurgen Klopp has explained that he has no fear as he prepares to take his Liverpool team to Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.
The Reds are currently second in the league, five points behind leaders Chelsea and will be keen to get three points after failing to win their last three games in all competitions.
Klopp’s men should have captain Jorden Henderson back in contention after he returned to training this week, but the German doesn’t feel his side head to Old Trafford as underdogs.
Klopp said, as reported by the Liverpool Echo: “Fear? What could I fear? I don’t fear things like this. At this moment I’m 100% positive, absolutely looking forward to the game.
“I’ve had so many defeats in my life, especially as a player, later as a manager too, that I really know defeat is not the problem. Your reaction to it is the problem.
“We’ve now had four days to react from a really bad game on our side. We have the opportunity to react in a very important game.
“I love it. That’s how football should be: you can react immediately. At this moment, anything is possible.”
United are on a six-game winning run in the league and are just three points outside of the top four after a tricky start to the season but a win over their long-time rivals would see them close the gap on the five teams above them.
In the reverse fixture in October, Anfield was treated to a goalless draw but both teams will feel they need to win this if they are to be considered serious title rivals.