Klopp ponders Liverpool of their 3 remaining Premier League matches
After a shaky start to the Premier League, Liverpool will head the weekend placed eighth, 12 points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal. Klopp emphasizes the importance of the three Premier League games Liverpool has before the Qatar World Cup kick-off.
After a Premier League defeat to Nottingham Forest and a 3-0 Champions League victory at Ajax last week,Liverpool
will face Leeds United on Saturday before their Champions League group showdown with Napoli, after that a visit to Tottenham before hosting Southampton following an EFL Cup tie against Derby County.
The Reds’ boss,Jurgen Klopp
, emphasized the importance of their three Premier League matches before the season break next month. Asked whether they follow the confidence from Ajax, he told his press conference:
"I think we've had this conversation or a similar conversation after all the games we won or won convincingly – Bournemouth, Rangers, Ajax.
"We have to. It's a better feeling. Of course, I sit here with a different feeling than if we'd lost to Ajax and we had to play Leeds and then we have a final against Napoli.
"I would feel different, I can tell you. At the moment, it's not too important.
"We have to see who we can use again. The situation is it's a tough five games until the World Cup break; for us, they're all super important.
"Then there's a long break and we'll see how we come back and how others come back.
Klopp emphasizes creating “a basis” before the World Cup. He added:
"We have to create the basis for the time after, and we have three games in the league, which are all difficult. I can't find an easy one. After the World Cup break, we are the first to face Unai Emery with Aston Villa, and we have no idea what they will do then. Great.
"That's our situation. Yes, the moment is okay, we are ready to fight again, I hope the people are ready to fight again.
"It's 19:45, Saturday night, a great time to play a football game. Everybody is in the right shape, and let's go for it."
On theirPremier League
rivals, the German added:
"City is not running away, which makes it already more competitive.
"There is not only two teams or one team up front; there are three, four, five teams up front. My problem with that is only that we are not one of them."
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