Liverpool’s quest to finish at the summit of the Premier League could rest on their greatest rivals getting a result in Wednesday’s derby at Old Trafford, with United the highest-placed team remaining for Pep Guardiola’s side to play.
But United have lost their last five matches in all competitions under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and reached a new low in the 4-0 defeat by Everton on Sunday.
Speaking to Sky Sports on Sunday after Liverpool’s 2-0 win at Cardiff, Klopp was asked if he’ll be ‘shouting at the screen’ watching Wednesday’s match at Old Trafford.
‘I think I’ll be watching if there’s nothing else to do,’ he said. ‘Hopefully I can avoid that (shouting), we have no influence.
‘It doesn’t look like at the moment that Man Utd can really… what was the result today? 3-0? 4-0?
‘So we’ll see, City will be ready and we’ll see if United are ready as well. It’s a normal game, it’s a game they have to play, we played there and had a draw.
‘We had to play that game at Manchester United when they were in a much better moment. It was a 0-0.
‘If United gets a point and whatever and we beat Huddersfield then go to Newcastle and even half think we have it, then we get a knock there, it’s all difficult.
‘We just have to stay focused on our things. That’s what has worked really well so far and I don’t see any reason why we should change that.’
Liverpool lead the Premier League by a point over City but have played a game more.
A victory for City on Wednesday would put them a point ahead of Liverpool with both teams having three games remaining, but a draw would leave Liverpool’s fate in their own hands.
City then travel to Burnley, host Leicester and head to Brighton in their final matches of the season.
Liverpool have Huddersfield at Anfield, Newcastle away and end the season at home to Wolves.