Seven Liverpool stars are my players – Rangnick speaks ahead of Man Utd’s trip to Anfield

Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, has claimed credit for the success enjoyed by Liverpool in recent years.

According to him, he signed “six or seven” of the players currently in Jurgen Klopp’s squad when “nobody knew them”.

Rangnick is preparing to be reunited with those familiar faces on Tuesday when United travel to Anfield in the Premier League.

Sadio Mane, Naby Keita, Ibrahima Konate, Takumi Minamino, Roberto Firmino and Joel Matip have all worked with Rangnick in the past.

Ahead of the game, Rangnick said: “They are good, they are extremely good.

“It’s no coincidence that they’re as good as they are. Jurgen has built that team over the last six-and-a-half years. Six or seven of those players used to be my or our players when we signed them for our clubs when nobody knew them.

“It’s no coincidence that this is probably the club with the highest number of players from our former clubs because their approach, their style of football, the way they want to play is pretty similar.”