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Klopp vs. “best friend” Wagner: I love nothing more than beating friends

Huddersfield Town v Liverpool - Pre-Season Friendly

HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND - JULY 20: David Wagner (R) manager of Huddersfield Town greets Juergen Klopp manager of Liverpool prior the Pre-Season Friendly match between Huddersfield Town and Liverpool at the Galpharm Stadium on July 20, 2016 in Huddersfield, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

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Jurgen Klopp is winless in three-straight Premier League matches, and now faces a Huddersfield Town team that did what his Liverpool could not.

The Terriers knocked off Manchester United last week, and now look to collect a second huge wall mount in Liverpool.

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Adding to the intrigue is that Klopp’s very best friend, David Wagner, is the man leading Town’s charge up to the Premier League table.

From Sky Sports:

“It’s exciting. I’m really happy we are playing against each other in the Premier League. Nobody would have expected that 20 or 30 years ago. That makes it even nicer.

“When I was younger I played against my best friends all the time and I loved nothing more than winning against them. He is my best friend and we have a close relationship but that changes nothing about the game.”

The Reds drew Newcastle and Manchester United before last week’s 4-1 loss to Spurs.

We’d ticket Liverpool for a big win, even without Sadio Mane and possibly Philippe Coutinho, but there’s something to what Wagner may have planned for his close friend that has us keeping a skeptical eye on this one.

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