Jurgen Klopp warns Liverpool star Mohamed Salah to expect ‘old school’ tackles vs Man Utd

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has told Mohamed Salah to expect ‘old-school’ tackles during the Reds’ clash with Manchester United on Sunday, as the Egyptian goes in search of his first goal against the Red Devils.

Salah has scored four times this season in the Premier League and 58 in total since joining Liverpool in 2017.

But none of those goals have come against Manchester United, who are in the middle of a torrid run of form this season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are 12th in the league and have lost three games already this year, while Liverpool sit top of the league on 24 points.

Salah has scored plenty of big goals against the rest of the ‘big six’ contingent since his debut for Liverpool, but United have remained an elusive target.

Klopp isn’t worried with Salah’s drought against United, but the German has told his star player to watch out for big tackles during the game.

“It is difficult to know exactly what players think in these situations,” he said.

“I don’t think as a player I knew these kinds of numbers.

“If someone had told me that he had never scored against United I would have said ‘really?’ A goal is a goal.

“I suppose the more you go without scoring against an opponent there may be one moment when you start scoring.

“All these games are big tests. I don’t see it as a specific test.

“But, yes, it is a big test and sometimes there will be the ‘old-school’ challenges and you have to be ready for them. That is how it is.”

A win for Liverpool would further extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to eight points, with Manchester City lagging behind them in second place.

City beat Crystal Palace 2-0 on Saturday, two weeks after their shock loss to Wolves at the Etihad. 

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