Klopp: No team Liverpool play this season will be as motivated as Man United

Liverpool hosts Manchester United with a 16-point lead, but Jurgen Klopp thinks the Red Devils will be more motivated than anyone else.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp   -  Getty Images

Jurgen Klopp has warned Liverpool that it will not come up against a more motivated team than when Manchester United visits Anfield on Sunday.

United travels to its bitter rival sitting 16 points behind them less than halfway into the season, with Jose Mourinho's side enduring a difficult few months.

Liverpool looks set for a serious title challenge and victory over United will see it return to the summit, ahead of Manchester City.

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In all competitions, United has won just two of its past seven games and could end the weekend 11 points behind the Champions League qualification spots if it loses at Anfield.

But Klopp is not expecting the Red Devils to roll over, adamant their manager simply will not stand for anything less than a motivated performance.

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"I cannot think of another manager that would relish coming to face us as much as Jose," Klopp said in his programme notes.

"It is without question we will face the most motivated opponent we will come up against all season, so for us nothing short of our best will be enough."

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