Liverpool boss Klopp leaps to defence of Manchester United counterpart Van Gaal

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has faced severe criticism for his team’s performances this season.

However, prior to the Europa League clash with Liverpool on Thursday, opposing boss Jurgen Klopp has defended Van Gaal by claiming that the Dutchman is one of the most successful managers ever.

The German said: “He’s one of the most successful managers in the world. That’s for sure.

“Very, very successful and I’m pleased for him that he could change the situation a bit. [Critics] say he has absolutely no idea about football but that’s not true.”

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