Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been discussing Chris Wilder ahead of their two sides meeting in the Premier League.
Sheffield United travel to Anfield this evening to face the runaway leaders, aiming to become the first side to beat them this season.
Klopp’s men are in incredible form, winning 18 of their 19 league matches in 2019/20. Their only dropped points so far were in a 1-1 draw with Manchester United.
They are now unbeaten in their last 50 league games at home. It is a run that stretches back to the 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace in April 2017.
Overall the Reds have lost once in their past 58 top flight fixtures.
Yet it was a close encounter last time these two teams met. Only a Dean Henderson mistake for Georginio Wijnaldum’s winner separated them at Bramall Lane back in September.
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What Liverpool boss Klopp thinks about Wilder
Despite only losing once in the league in 2018/19 and securing 97 Premier League points, Klopp was not named PFA manager of the year. Liverpool also won the Champions League.
Neither was Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, who guided his side to the title ahead of them. They added the Carabao Cup and FA Cup to their silverware as well.
It was Wilder who received the gong after getting the Blades promoted from the Championship. This was his second promotion in three years in charge at Bramall Lane.
Ahead of tonight’s trip to Merseyside they are eighth in the table with 29 points from 20 games. Victory would lift them to fifth.
“Last year when he (Wilder) won manager of the year, I thought; ‘Guardiola won four titles. What happened there?’,” Klopp said in his pre-match press conference.
“Now I know why. He’s doing an incredible job there.
“They’re a really organised team that has caused every team problems – like City a few days ago. They are just too good to have no problems.”