Jurgen Klopp says Ralf Rangnick so good it will be "unfortunate" for Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp has given his new prediction for how he believes Manchester United will perform under incoming interim manager Ralf Rangnick.

United have reportedly agreed terms with Rangnick for him to take over at Old Trafford until the end of the season before becoming the club's first sporting director.

The Red Devils are now negotiating his release from Lokomotiv Moscow, where he is managing director of sport and communications, before officially announcing his appointment.

Klopp has been full of praise for Rangnick in the past and once described his compatriot as "one of the best, if not the best German coach".

Speaking to the media ahead of Liverpool's clash with Southampton on Saturday, Klopp predicted that United will be organised under Rangnick.

Discussing Rangnick's imminent arrival, Klopp said: "We usually don't talk about things that are not confirmed, but unfortunately a good coach is coming to Manchester United!

"He built two proper forces in Germany – he is really experienced. United will be organised."

Those two forces being Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig, with Rangnick winning promotion to the Bundesliga with both.

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Klopp also went on to discuss Rangnick's reputation, having faced each other 13 times in the past, including in the 2012 German Cup final.

"He is highly regarded with the coaches," added the Liverpool boss.

"Where he has been he has done incredible jobs. He started as a young man at Stuttgart and then made his way up. I faced him when I was a young coach. He might have forgot that, but he called me a lot at Mainz.”

Klopp has only beaten Rangnick twice in his managerial career, a promising statistic for United fans ahead of their trip to Anfield in March.

Rangnick is known as the 'Professor' and is largely credited with the Gegenpress tactical approach, which Klopp has used effectively with Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool.

The former Schalke boss also popularised zonal marking and is said to have influenced the styles of Thomas Tuchel, Julian Nagelsmann and Ralph Hasenhuttl in addition to Klopp.

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