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Klopp: 'Atalanata is very difficult to play against.'

Mon 02 November 2020 | 12:37

Liverpool's German manager admitted Atalanta is a serious rival in the Champions League.

Juergen Klopp

believes

Atanlanta

 is their ‘biggest challenge’ in the Champions League.

The Reds coach is training his squad for a tough match against a 'well-organized' Orobici at the Gewiss Stadium tomorrow. He also believes that there is a similarity between

Gian Piero Gasperini

's men to

Leeds United

from the Premier League.

"Top players and top recruitment. Very good players and well-organised, and play a system with 100 per cent conviction," Klopp said.

"They use skills of individuals in incredibly smart ways.

"This is the biggest challenge we have in the Champions League so far. Atalanta is very difficult to play against. Slightly similar to Leeds in their approach. It will be a tough one.”

Klopp confirmed the return of

Joel Matip

and thinks he has enough cover in defense, in spite of many absentees ahead of Bergamo's trip.

"We are in a situation we have to deal with, it's what I expect of us. We know where we stand. We have had setbacks, but we have bounced back.

"It's really early in the season so we shouldn't think too much about where we stand in the different competitions.

"Joel [Matip] and Naby [Keita] trained yesterday. We have to wait until the medical department gives us green or orange or red light. We have more centre-halves available than we probably will line up together, so that's good."


source: SportMob