Jurgen Klopp compared to Sir Alex Ferguson ahead of Manchester United vs Liverpool FC fixture – Manchester Evening News

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince sees a little bit of Sir Alex Ferguson in Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, pointing to the German’s passion for the game.

Ince has made the admission ahead of United welcoming Liverpool to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon in what is set to be a crucial Premier League encounter for both sides.

United will enter the contest with the Merseyside outfit looking to halt a three-match winless run in the Premier League. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have lost two of their last three league outings, including Saturday’s 4-2 reverse to Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

Liverpool, meanwhile, have enjoyed an excellent start to the campaign and head to their rivals as the Premier League’s only remaining unbeaten club so far this season.

Klopp has throughout been his usual vibrant and vocal figure on the touchline and former United man Ince believes such passion reminds him of Sir Alex.

“I think he [Klopp] is so passionate,” Ince told Genting Casino.

“I think when you come and look – and just going back to managers, I think when I look back to Fergie’s days, all those old school managers, they used to like – on the touchline they used to berate you, getting you up for it, slaughtering you if you weren’t doing the right things, really had that passion about them.

“And I see that with Klopp.”

United will on Sunday be looking to get the better of Liverpool in the Premier League for the first time in more than three years, last beating them in the league in March 2018 when a Marcus Rashford double secured a 2-1 win at Old Trafford.

United also beat Liverpool last season in the FA Cup, winning 3-2 at Old Trafford.

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