Balogun rates Liverpool above Manchester United

Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun, believes Liverpool is a better side than Manchester United.

The Nigerian claims playing the Reds will be “a lot more intense” than United after making his Premier League debut in Sunday’s 3-2 victory over Jose Mourinho’s side.

Balogun, who joined Brighton on a free transfer from German outfit Mainz in the summer, replaced the injured Lewis Dunk after 20 minutes of Brighton’s memorable win this weekend.

Brighton face Liverpool on Saturday and Balogun expects Jurgen Klopp’s side to be much “faster” than United, who struggled to create chances at the Amex Stadium.

Asked after the game how his first experience of the Premier League compared to the Bundesliga, Balogun said: “Some of the lads have just asked me that too and I said I had expected [the Premier League] to be quicker.

“But they told me this is always the kind of game you play against United. They like to slow it down a little bit sometimes.

“Liverpool is going to be completely different. I know how Klopp likes to play. It is going to be a lot quicker and a lot more intense.”