Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has described Jurgen Klopp‘s Liverpool as the perfect the membership has “ever had” and singled out Roberto Firmino because the participant who brought about him the “most issues” as a supervisor.
The former Man United boss suffered a crushing 5-0 house defeat to the Reds throughout his time at Old Trafford in what was some of the dominant shows the fixture has ever seen.
Solskjaer didn’t win any of his seven Premier League conferences with Liverpool as a supervisor, along with his sole victory coming within the FA Cup fourth-round tie again in January 2021.
Speaking to The Athletic, the ex-striker was stuffed with reward for the Liverpool facet he got here up in opposition to whereas within the Man United scorching seat and even recommended that Klopp had created a greater model of the all-conquering Eighties staff.
“Those City and Liverpool groups had been the perfect that their golf equipment, with improbable managers, have ever had,” stated Solskjaer.
“I do know that’s a daring assertion as a result of Liverpool had been so good within the ’80s, however they had been a improbable facet below Jurgen Klopp.”
Liverpool’s 5-0 win on the house of their bitter rivals in October 2021 was a humiliating expertise for Solskjaer and his gamers, with the supervisor relieved from his duties at Old Trafford lower than a month later.
The significance of that consequence was not misplaced on the Norweigan, who added that Roberto Firmino was the participant who brought about him the “most issues” throughout his managerial profession.
“In my final season, we performed Liverpool at house. I felt the gamers had been prepared for it, similar to I’d felt they had been prepared once we’d gone to City and gained,” he continued.
[embedded content] [embedded content]
“We may have sat again and countered however my resolution was to go for it. We misplaced 5-0. It was 50/50, kind of, in possession and probabilities at half-time, but we had been 4-0 down.
“I made the flawed resolution and that was my lowest level as United supervisor by a mile. Roberto Firmino was in all probability the opposition participant who brought about me essentially the most issues as a supervisor.”
It will not be the primary time Firmino has obtained plaudits from a rival membership, with Man City‘s Nathan Ake naming the Brazilian because the “most troublesome” ahead he has come up in opposition to earlier this yr.
Firmino bid an emotional farewell to Anfield in May after eight wonderful years on Merseyside during which he lifted each main trophy obtainable to him.