Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has hinted that his side should be given the three points if Monday’s game against Manchester United at Old Trafford is called off due to home fans protesting against their owners.
In May 2021, the high-profile fixture had to be shifted after United fans stormed onto the pitch before kick-off in protest against the Glazer family. Similar demonstrations are reportedly planned for Monday.
The American Glazer family have been under fire from fans following United’s dismal start to the season. They have lost their opening two games and failed to secure transfer targets.
The Glazers are reportedly open to selling a minority stake in the Manchester United with British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe who has openly expressed an interest in acquiring the club. Liverpool are also looking to get their first points on the board and get their campaign on the road following draws against Fulham and Crystal Palace.
“I really hope it will not happen but if it does happen, I think we should get the points,” Klopp told reporters before the game. We have nothing to do with the situation and if the supporters want the game not happening, then we cannot just rearrange the game again and fit it in somewhere in an incredibly busy season.”
The American Glazer family have been facing intense scrutiny from fans because of United’s poor start to the season. They have lost their opening two games and failed to secure the players they wanted as transfer targets.
Klopp was appointed manager of Liverpool in 2015. He helped the club to successive UEFA Champions League finals in 2018 and 2019, winning the latter to secure his first and Liverpool’s sixth title in the competition.
Klopp’s side finished second in the 2018–19 Premier League, registering 97 points; the then third-highest total in the history of the English top division, and the most by a team without winning the title.
In the following season, Klopp won the UEFA Super Cup and Liverpool’s first FIFA Club World Cup, before delivering Liverpool’s first Premier League title, amassing a club record 99 points and breaking a number of top-flight records. These achievements won him back-to-back FIFA Coach of the Year awards in 2019 and 2020.