Klopp excited to face best mate David Wagner

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Saturday 28 October 2017 - 3:00 pm
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Jurgen Klopp is looking forward to tomorrow's clash against Huddersfield, the side who won promotion last season under the management of his friend David Wagner.

It's a rare Saturday 3pm kick off for Liverpool in the days of wall to wall televised football.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference the reds boss was asked about his relationship with the Huddersfield boss.

'Not as much as in other weeks.  After our games (last weekend) we had a little chat, and then on Monday again a little bit but from then it was clear from both us there would not be more.

I didn't ask him how he would line up - he didn't ask me.  I didn't ask him if he would play like against Man United or like against West Ham.

It is exciting 100%.  You can imagine I'm really happy about this that we play against each other in the Premier League.  Nobody would have expected that 20 or 30 years ago.

When I was young, as a kid, I played all the time against my best friends and enjoyed nothing more than winning against my best friend.  He is my best friend and we have a really close relationship but that changes nothing for the game.

Watch: Klopp's Pre Match Press Conference

Liverpool kick off against Huddersfield at 3pm tomorrow and will be without the Brazilian playmaker who had picked up a strain in training.

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