Liverpool boss Klopp promises to field ‘really strong side’ against Chelsea

Mae Harvey
September 26, 2018

Cahill is also in jeopardy of losing the Chelsea captaincy after Sarri said earlier this month that he has decided who should wear the armband, but wants to talk to his players and the club before announcing his choice publicly.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has said that, if he sees one Liverpool player downplay the significance of the League Cup, then they will have a "problem".

Klopp said: 'We are really competitive.

Liverpool have done much to underline their pre-season tip as the main rivals to Pep Guardiola's champions, but Klopp is keen to distance his improved squad from talk of a challenge on four fronts following the impressive opening win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. "I'm really happy to give him that opportunity". As you play, you get more experiences, at a high level for a long time, you get better and learn how to use your abilities in a more efficient way.

"But he is still a threat, has fantastic situations in both games and he is in a good shape", said Klopp.

The two clubs have met in numerous encounters since the days of Rafa Benitez and Jose Mourinho's sides going at it in various competitions.

Firmino started as substitute due to an eye injury he picked up in last week's win against Spurs at Wembley but that appears to have healed quickly.

This is a vital period for Liverpool, a test of how far it has come from last season, of how effectively those three big doubts have been answered. We make the decisions because of the situation, not the competition.

"This is a good Liverpool team as well - I don't know if it's quite as good as that team at that time".

"I just want to stay calm, confident and concentrated".

"If you think back to last season and how the season went, we dropped too many points and we played too many draws".

"Whoever we would have played tomorrow night, after the game we would only then start to prepare for the one on Saturday - and that's exactly how we do it now". They showed how few points you can drop to compete with them so it is going to be really hard, especially if they have a season like that again.

"It's only because the game is so quick and so intense that it needs to get natural".

"We've won seven, we're playing fantastically well, and I think we need to continue in this way".

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