His team have gradually progressed toward optimum level during their stay in America, recovering from a 1-0 friendly defeat by Roma to cruise through the International Champions Cup.
Olympiacos were narrowly beaten, Manchester City then seen off on penalties and, most recently, goals in either half downed AC Milan 2-0 to set up a final encounter with United.
"The trip has been excellent, it has been really good," said the boss at his pre-match press conference from the Sun Life Stadium in Miami.
"We've got a lot of great work in on a football front. The players are looking in really good condition; with a couple of weeks to go until the season, I've been really happy with the trip and organisation of it.
"The games out here have all been competitive and Liverpool-Manchester United will be no different. All professional players at this level want to compete and it's a big rivalry.
"It won't have any bearing on how the season pans out. But we have come all this way and I'm sure we all want to finish it off with a really good game.
"We want to win the game, that's how we've approached the tournament. If we don't, pre-season has still been successful for us. Then we'll move on and prepare for that opening game."
Liverpool have moved from a rain-sodden two days in Charlotte to the rather more humid climes of Florida, though the Northern Irishman has no qualms at all about the conditions for football.
Asked about possible drinks breaks during the final, the boss continued: "Arriving in Miami, you sense the humidity; I'm sure that the referee, like they all do, will use common sense.
"The players are still in their preparation phase, still a few weeks away from fitness. It is two teams that are looking forward to finalising the tour and hopefully finishing on a positive note. We've got no worries about the conditions."