Jürgen Klopp: Manchester United game was good practice for Pulis’ West Brom

• ‘Manchester United were more physical and stronger than we were’
• Tony Pulis’s West Brom held Liverpool to two league draws last season

Jürgen Klopp has described Manchester United’s display at Liverpool as timely preparation for dealing with the aerial approach of Tony Pulis’s West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Liverpool host Albion having kept their first clean sheet of the Premier League season against United at Anfield on Monday. José Mourinho’s tactics stifled the attacking style of Klopp’s team but did not exploit their vulnerability at set pieces or against the long ball, with the central defenders Joël Matip and Dejan Lovren marshalling the lone striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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