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Klopp Teases Solskjaer With "They Didn't Help Us" Jibe

Klopp Teases Solskjaer With "They Didn't Help Us" Jibe

Jurgen Klopp is the Jamie Lannister of the Premier League managerial world!

Blonde mop and funny accent aside, no matter how much you want to loathe the man sometimes, you can't help but melt when he throws that mischievous toothy grin, all the while aware that he plots to destroy everything you hold dear.

The gamesome German was up to his usual antics during this afternoon's press conference ahead of Liverpool hosting Huddersfield at Anfield on Friday night.

Last night's Manchester Derby victory for title rivals Manchester City over a floundering Manchester United at Old Trafford saw Pep Guardiola's side once again overtake their Merseyside rivals, as the race for the Premier League trophy comes upon the final three fences.

Having fielded questions on last night's tie Klopp was then asked by a Norwegian journalist what advice he would have for United's inexperienced manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in terms of rebuilding a squad to help mount his own challenge for the title in season's to come.

Klopp had the press room chuckling with a witty retort.

"Now I get it", he started. "Coming from Norway and asking questions on how I did it?"

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They didn't help us so why should we help them?

You have to find your own solutions.

A grinning Klopp soon made it clear he was only acting the wag, however, telling the gathered media that the former Molde and Cardiff City manager will have to be given time in order to succeed.

No it needs time, come on it needs time. So that's how it is.

I needed time, everbody needs time. You cannot perform wonders, nobody of us can do that and it's quite a competitive league, let me say it like this.

Liverpool go into tomorrow's clash a point behind City and with the small matter of a trip to the Nou Camp to face Barcelona in a Champions League semi-final on the horizon next Wednesday night.

Klopp should have key players Mo Salah, who missed out on a place in the PFA's Team of the Season released earlier today, and Fabinho available to him after missing training midweek. The Brazilian was taken off after a clash of heads in the Reds 2-0 win over Cardiff City last weekend, whilst Salah was in New York this week attending the Time 100 Gala after being named one of the most influential people in the world by the US magazine.

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