Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has told the club’s official website that the Reds will face big tests from Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United and Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United this season.

Klopp made the comments while discussing the challenges that Liverpool will face from other teams in the Premier League this season.

The Liverpool boss was asked about the bigger tests he will from Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.

Jurgen Klopp on Newcastle United and Manchester United

Klopp responded, as quoted on Liverpool’s official website: “And [Manchester] United… and Newcastle… that’s how it is. It’s always like this.

“The season has finished, you make an analysis, or not, and then it’s already clear. So, the next one will be more difficult. That’s how it is. Yes, I think all the teams improved pretty much.

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“Everybody tries to improve in the transfer market, using the experience from last season and these kind of things. The only thing we have to think about is our own stuff and that’s what is necessary anyway.

“If the other teams wouldn’t do anything better than last year, for example and it was difficult enough, then we have to improve anyway and that’s what we try; little tweaks.

“Building on the stuff we know [that] we can do and getting there [with] a bit more variety and stuff like this. Being more dominant in moments with and without the ball.”

Encouraging

In our view, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s comments on Manchester United and Newcastle United are very encouraging for the Red Devils and the Magpies.

The comments indicate just how highly Klopp rates Manchester United and Newcastle.

Now, the Red Devils are unlikely to challenge for the Premier League title this season, but they will certainly aim to end up in the top four.

Newcastle are just starting their grand project, and while they are not going to challenge for the UEFA Champions League places, they will certainly hope to end up in the top 10.

Liverpool are among the favourites for the Premier League title this season, but as Klopp’s comments suggest, he is not taking it easy.

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