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Just about the only thing missing in Jurgen Klopp's managerial career is a victory at Old Trafford. 

Even without points at stake, it's most important he breaks that duck with Liverpool's season unravelling amidst big injuries and four league games without a goal.

Having sent out the kids to play in the FA Cup last season, Klopp will turn to star man Mo Salah to start against the old enemy. The Egyptian, whose contract has entered the last 18 months, has a particular point to prove in a stadium where he's never scored.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has never won a match at Old Trafford in managerial career

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has never won a match at Old Trafford in managerial career

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The Reds head to face bitter rivals Manchester United in FA Cup fourth round at Old Trafford

The Reds head to face bitter rivals in FA Cup fourth round at Old Trafford

Klopp's reaction to the shocking home defeat against Burnley on Thursday has been to deflect attention from his players and place the responsibility on himself. 

The German is an unusually driven individual, even for a high-profile manager, and has a special intense bond with the places he works. At 53, he has managed only three teams in 20 years; Mainz, and Liverpool.

Contrast that to Jose Mourinho, who began his managerial career only 12 months earlier and is on his ninth club.

'I don't feel pressure from outside. I've dealt with the pressure I put on myself my entire life. I am used to that and know myself well enough,' says a reflective Klopp on coping with a rare slump.

'Short term, I am quite easy to excite but it is difficult to make me really happy in the long term with something. It is not easy.

Klopp deflected attention from players and placed responsibility on himself after Burnley loss

Klopp deflected attention from players and placed responsibility on himself after Burnley loss

'When you've had our success, there are two directions afterwards. You keep going on exactly the same level which is difficult with the challenges around. Or it gets a little bit less. At the moment it feels like it's a lot less and that is what we have to change of course.'

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Liverpool are of course entitled to a blip given last season's Premier League title and two consecutive Champions League finals.

They've had to deal this term with both first-choice central defenders Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez suffering long-term injuries and are still nonetheless the Premier League's top scorers, just six points off the top and unbeaten at home for nearly for four years before last week's upset.

But Klopp is too much of a

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