Liverpool's defending to blame for loss, says Klopp

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Pogba did not link-up with the team at the Lowry Hotel in the lead-up to the Reds clash last evening, and The Telegraph has appeared to confirm that the 24-year-old will play no part.

Neville believes it is on Sanchez and Mourinho to find a solution which allows both to prosper, with a crunch clash against arch-rivals Liverpool providing the flawless opportunity to get things right.

But soon Liverpool's task became doubly hard as United's power and pace again proved too much.

Jurgen Klopp's team, in third, are just two points behind Jose Mourinho's side but 18 adrift of runaway leaders Manchester City, meaning the title is out of the question barring a calamity for City.

The club's senior teams meet at Old Trafford on Saturday in the battle to be the best of the rest in the Premier League behind Manchester City.

Marcus Rashford has similarly struggled in the shadows of big-money summer signing Romelu Lukaku who has also provided fewer league goals than United would have perhaps hoped for in the summer.

The newspaper says Pogba pulled-up during the closing stages of training on Friday at Carrington and was unable to complete the session as he was whisked away to undergo treatment from the clubs medical staff.

"If the assistant against Tottenham didn't see, which can happen, we win 2-1 against Tottenham, and today if he would see it then it's a draw".

Possible line up: De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Smalling, Young; McTominay, Matic, ; Sanchez, Lukaku, Rashford.

He said: "I still don't know (how much this match means) because in my mentality every match is the same and I'm not very good on that culture of "this rivalry is special", "that match is special" - I've never been very, very good at it".

"This was a chance that we did not want to lose and we went for it but we do not believe a lot in the winter market".

Rashford ran into the crowd to celebrate after scoring, with the England worldwide also catching defender Dejan Lovren with a badly-timed challenge in a fiery first-half spell.

"Second-half we had to continue chasing the game, then we scored the goal and should have been a penalty around Felliani situation on Sadio", said Klopp. "If you look at the table at the moment, it's a massive game for both of us, the fans and all the people around the world who'll watch the game". "Even in set pieces, corners, unsafe situations - we were in control so I think we deserved it", he said.

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