Jurgen Klopp feels that his team should get three points if their game against Manchester United is called off due to fan protests.
The Reds travel to Old Trafford on Monday night, and there are fears that the ugly scenes will repeat, which caused the same fixture in May 2021 to be rearranged.
At that time , back then, even after the game was being scheduled to be played behind closed doors due to the pandemic, United supporters managed to get outside the stadium in their thousands to voice their discontent with the club’s owners, the Glazers.
Some groups of fans managed to force their way into the ground and onto the pitch – ultimately leading to the game being postponed.
Protests are planned ahead of Monday’s clash, which United, having lost their opening two matches of the season, must win to avoid making their worst-ever start to a Premier League campaign.
And Klopp — whose side couldn’t find the 3 points in his first two games this season — has made his thoughts loud and clear on the potential for a repeat situation. Speaking in the press conference , he said,
“Plans for the game not happening? Yes, going home on the bus.
“I really hope it will not happen, but if it does happen, I think we will get the points.
“We have nothing to do with the situation and if the supporters want the game to not happen, we cannot just rearrange the game again and fit it in somewhere in an incredibly busy season.
“People tell us we are fine: we go there and play the game, hopefully, and go home.” But in a situation like this, the other team should always get the points because they have nothing to do with it and they have prepared for the game. “
Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag – who wants to see a much improved performance from his players after getting thrashed by Brent ford in a 4-0 loss.
On the Planned protests and the situation , He said ,
“I can only say the owners want to win – and the fans, we want them behind the club.
“I can understand sometimes, but I am not that long in the club that I can see all the backgrounds – but we have to be unified and fight together.“
Meanwhile, despite the things said by both managers ,Manchester United fans have been appealed to meet at the Tollgate pub, near to Old Trafford, from 5.30pm, with protestors marching to Old Trafford at 7pm, congregating at the Holy Trinity Statue of George Best, Denis Law and Sir Bobby Charlton, on the stadium forecourt.
A statement released by one of the oldest fan groups of Manchester United (1958) said: “Today we release our plans for the Liverpool game. A game that will have the eyes of the world watching. A game for United fans to come together and show the world our deep discontent for this vile ownership.
For an ownership that is systematically starving and killing the greatest football institution in the world for greed.
“We can not allow this to happen any longer! This is not about division, this is about unity. All United fans have the right to protest with the 1958 or individually. It is not about confrontation. Anything else plays completely into the Glazers hands.
“So, as we have said before, put our differences aside and come together. Join the march from 7pm. Protest on the forecourt. We will plant our flag as a focal point.
Be loud, be proud, stand as one!
“We appreciate emotions are running high. We must keep it legal, we must keep it peaceful, we don’t want any Reds getting lifted and giving the Glazer propaganda machine a chance to spin the narrative. “Bring the heat, bring the noise, bring the passion. Let’s show the Glazer family that this time it will not blow over.“
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