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Klopp promises big response from Liverpool this weekend after Old Trafford setback

Jurgen Klopp has insisted his side will respond this weekend when they take on Watford at Anfield following their setback at Old Trafford.

The Reds were beaten 2-1 by Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United on Saturday, with a brace from Marcus Rashford proving enough to sink Klopp’s men to only their fourth defeat of the season.

The defeat saw Liverpool slip to five points behind United who are in second place but it still might be worth a bet with ladbrokes on Liverpool finishing second as the Reds seem to be in better form than Man United at the moment.

However Jurgen Klopp insists the fight for second is not yet over, and that he expects a big response from his side this weekend when they welcome Watford to Anfield.

“We have to respond, 100 per cent,” the manager told Liverpoolfc.com post-match.

“But in the moment I cannot, and I don’t want to, think about anything else. I still have to work to swallow this one and it’s quite difficult.”

Klopp says he felt more than a little begrudged that his side left Old Trafford empty handed at the weekend, where a combination of individual errors and what he saw as poor refereeing decisions denied his side what would have been a vital three points.

“It’s really difficult to take. The mistakes were obvious – around the second balls we were not there and we cannot leave Dejan alone in the challenge there and nobody’s around for the second ball. It doesn’t work like this,” the boss explained.

He continued: “I think we deserved the goal and then it was the situation with the best piece of football in the whole game, the one-two between Roberto and Sadio and a clear foul and no penalty. That’s hard, but not to change anymore.

“It feels massively rubbish and that’s not nice. We will carry on of course, but in the moment it’s a big disappointment.”