By Coral Barry

Jurgen Klopp expects Louis Van Gaal to have a masterplan to inspire a remarkable Manchester United turnaround on Thursday night.

United trail 2-0 in the Europa League tie but Klopp believes Van Gaal’s plan will be much more nuanced than just the predicted all-out attack.

The Liverpool manager suggested Van Gaal is far too smart to sanction such a reckless approach.

“Maybe Manchester United will take maximum risk from the first second but Louis van Gaal is a very experienced manager, he will have a plan,” said Klopp speaking in his press conference on Wednesday ahead of the game.

Liverpool were comfortable winners at Anfield a week ago and know that one away goal at the Theatre of Dreams could effectively end the contest.

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Louis van Gaal takes a Manchester United training session
Manchester masterplan: Van Gaal is too experienced to leave United exposed says Klopp

United’s beating did not end with the final whistle as fans and former players vented their fury at such a lacklustre display against the club’s most bitter rivals.

Klopp expects a response from Van Gaal’s side and acknowledges the tie is far from dead.

The former Borussia Dortmund manager said: “I am not worried. The ball is round, right? Anything can happen and that’s how it is but I am not scared or afraid.

“We made the best thing we could do in the first game. We made our position a little bit better.

“It is not perfect, it is not 5-0 or 6-0, it is not a holiday tomorrow.”

In other Liverpool news, the Reds may be forced into a late change after an injury to a key player.