Jurgen Klopp insists Manchester United can never be considered underdogs despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer making that pre-match claim.
United boss Solskjaer takes his side to Anfield on Sunday with a surprise three-point lead at the top of the Premier League.
The last time they sat top at this stage of the season was in Alex Ferguson's final year at the club.
Amid his opponents' impressive 11-match unbeaten run in the top flight, Liverpool manager Klopp was surprised to see Solskjaer suggest a United win would represent a "shock" and an "upset".
"I have been five years in England and United was never an underdog," said Klopp. "They cannot be. It is just like it is".