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‘What a talent!’ – Jurgen Klopp says Manchester United ace Mason Greenwood has created a nice ‘problem’ for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer


The two rivals go head-to-head at Old Trafford on Sunday (Pictures: Getty Images)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has hailed Mason Greenwood as an outstanding talent, though feels the Manchester United starlet’s impressive form has created a bit of a ‘problem’ for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The 20-year-old has started all eight of his side’s Premier League matches so far this season, netting four times, and has predominantly lined up on the right wing.

Greenwood’s excellent performances have largely kept £72million summer signing Jadon Sancho out of the starting XI, with the former Borussia Dortmund winger starting just three league matches and largely playing on the left wing.

Greenwood has started the season in fine form (Picture: Getty)

While Klopp is a huge fan of Greenwood, he has noted the somewhat negative impact he has had on Sancho – robbing him of the chance to play in his usual position on the right – though says it is the sort of problem managers like to have.

Asked about Greenwood ahead of Sunday’s visit to Old Trafford, Klopp said: ‘Wow! What a talent he is.

‘I think that he has maybe pushed Jadon [Sancho] out of position.

‘Mason can play in the centre, but there is no space anymore, so maybe they will share. It’s a problem that you want to have as a manager, 100 percent.’

Despite some underwhelming early displays, Klopp is in no doubt about Sancho’s quality, adding: ‘Jadon Sancho is a world-class talent, definitely.

‘He has all the things you need to become really one of the best players in the world in the future, that’s how it is, but he’s still very young.’

Sancho is taking time to settle at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)

Solskjaer, likewise, has no doubts about Sancho, saying: ‘He’s English and lived in Manchester before but he’s not played in the Premier League until now.

‘He’s got Champions League experience, great experience with Dortmund, but now it’s the Premier League is the best league in the world and he’s come in here, he’s going to give us so much in the years to come.

‘He’s humble, he’s hard working, he wants to learn and I’m looking forward to see him develop and blossom because he will.

‘He’s had moments with us that has had the crowd really on the edge of their seats. Can he add the next bit? Yes I’m sure and he will do.’


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