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How Jurgen Klopp reacted to Cristiano Ronaldo rejoining Man Utd

Jurgen Klopp admits he changed into surprised with the aid of Cristiano Ronaldo's unexpected return to Manchester United, and says he had no concept that he changed into thinking about leaving Juventus.

The 36-year-vintage completed a lovely move to Old Trafford simply earlier than the switch window closed, rejoining the membership he left in 2009 to move to Real Madrid for a then world report £80m rate.

Ronaldo marked his return to English football with a brace inside the 4-1 win over Newcastle on Saturday, leading the line as United's sole striker in a game that still noticed Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard get on the scoresheet.

As for Liverpool, they were particularly inactive inside the switch window, best bringing in critical defender Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig in a deal well worth £36m. But that hasn't stopped the Reds from creating a sturdy begin to the Premier League season, with victories over Norwich and Burnley followed up with an enjoyable 1-1 draw with identify opponents Chelsea at Anfield.

Inevitably, though, managers up and down the usa have been wondered about Ronaldo's go back to Manchester, and Klopp - talking before the conflict with Leeds United at Elland Road - was no distinct.

The German changed into asked by using Sky Sports whether or not or now not he was surprised by way of the Portuguese's return, to which he spoke back: "Yes, I turned into amazed - now not approximately United in the end however whenever the primary rumours [came out] that he wanted to depart Juventus. I had no idea about them.

"I changed into surprised about that after which City, I idea this will be proper a laugh for United and then they [United] glaringly stepped in. It's all pleasant, loose global and they can obviously do what they want."

Klopp brought even as laughing, "Am I happy he is at United? No, I cannot say that, it is not authentic,"

Liverpool's first opportunity to go head-to-head with Ronaldo comes on 24 October when Klopp takes his side to Old Trafford. To date, the Portuguese has best scored three dreams in 12 appearances towards the Reds, even though United have received eight of these encounters.


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