Stats suggest which manager will win battle between Liverpool and Man United
By Emma Sanders
Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho’s head-to-head record favours the Liverpool boss, ahead of their crunch clash on Monday evening.
In a battle between two of the Premier League’s biggest managers, history suggests Klopp will get the better of the Manchester United boss as he’s won more games when facing his rival.
The two managers battled it out during managerial spells at Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid when both teams were at the heights of European football.
Despite Mourinho’s relatively good record against Arsene Wenger and Mauricio Pochettino, he hasn’t had as much success against the Liverpool boss.
A piece published on the Sky Sports website in May details the head-to-head record of Mourinho and Klopp and the Liverpool manager has won more games than his United rival.
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The pair have faced each other on five occasions, with Klopp winning three of those clashes and only losing once.
In the 2012-13 season, Klopp’s Dortmund side defeated Real Madrid in the group stages and in the semi-final of the Champions League while Mourinho was in charge.
Klopp’s Liverpool also beat Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge last October before Mourinho eventually got sacked by the Blues.
Mourinho’s team have conceded 11 goals when Klopp has been in the opposing dug-out and Manchester United could be in danger of suffering on Monday night as Liverpool hope to extend their impressive form.