Jurgen Klopp says he has sympathy for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Liverpool hammer Manchester United

Jurgen Klopp admits he does not want to be in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s shoes (Getty/AP)

Jurgen Klopp insists he has sympathy for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s situation after Liverpool hammered Manchester United 5-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Mohamed Salah continues his excellent form by scoring a hat-trick, while goals from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota completed a comfortable victory for Klopp’s side.

The result has now piled even more pressure on Solskjaer’s position at Old Trafford as United have now lost three of their last four Premier League games.

Solskjaer and his players were booed off at half time by United’s supporters at Old Trafford.

But Klopp says he felt for his opposite number following Liverpool’s comprehensive win over United.

When asked if he had sympathy for Solskjaer, Klopp replied: ‘Oh yeah, of course.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer position as Manchester United manager is under increased threat (AFP via Getty)

‘I said before the last thing I want to be is in his shoes in that moment, but that’s just how it is.

‘In these moments when you lose a game, when you lose a derby especially, it happened to me as well, you don’t want to go out there in the mixed zone and give all the interviews and answer all these questions.

‘So, for sure, it’s not a nice night, so yes of course [I have sympathy].’

Klopp also praised his Liverpool players for how ‘ruthless’ they were in front of United’s goal.

‘In front of the goal, in the last third, we were exceptional,’ said the Liverpool manager.

‘We were clinical, we were ruthless, our high press was outstanding, we really won balls in great areas, the formation was top and all these kind of things you want to see as a coach, worked out really great.

‘The difference is now that you usually don’t score with each situation you have pretty much, but that’s what we did and why we were 4-0 up at half-time. Second half, early 5-0 and the red card, game over, so then just control it and try to get home healthy.’

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