The two Premier League heavyweights will face-off in Europe’s premier competition at the beginning of April, with 21 points currently separating Pep Guardiola’s league-leaders from the Reds.
And while the prospect of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino facing Sergio Aguero, Leroy Sane and David Silva is a mouth-watering one, Klopp believes it’s only a dream draw for Man United fans.
The Liverpool boss was speaking in his press conference shortly after the ceremony in Zurich, an opportunity he also used to mention the seemingly unhappy reaction of City director Txiki Begiristain.
Daily Mail football reporter Dominic King shared Klopp’s comments via his Twitter account:
Jurgen Klopp: 'I think it is an absolute dream draw… for all Man United fans! We have enough time to prepare for that game. I saw Begiristan's face and it wasn't like he thought it was Christmas.'
— Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) March 16, 2018
Klopp’s tongue was clearly firmly in his cheek with this comment, as United’s biggest rivals ready themselves for what should be a pulsating contest between two teams who would rather avoid each other at this stage.
Jose Mourinho’s side were of course knocked out of the competition by Sevilla in the round-of-16.