Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool's goalless draw with Manchester United on Monday night was a good prep for the Merseysiders ahead of their clash against West Bromwich Albion.
Liverpool's winning form in the Premier League was halted by Jose Mourinho's Red Devils at Anfield a few days ago but Klopp who is expecting another physical and stubborn side in Tony Pulis' Magpies on Saturday reckons his Reds are set to play West Brom.
"We all know we have had to watch out for a few problems that we had last season, although we are not suffering from the same amount," Klopp said.
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"We are a football-playing side and Manchester United were more physical and stronger than we were with a lot of tall players. We did it well and I cannot remember there was a big advantage in this game out of these situations.
"We need to be ready again for situations like this [on Saturday]. You can always use a few things from the last game but on the other hand it will be different again.
"Defending these balls was important, very important in the United game and will be important in the next game. Playing football would have been important in the Man United game too and will be very important in the West Brom game. There is a lot of work to do."