After easing past FC Porto and setting themselves up for what should be their second Champions League semi-final in as many years, Liverpool’s pursuit of the Premier League title resumes on Sunday when they welcome Chelsea to Anfield.
Welcome, of course, isn’t the most accurate statement since there’s no love lost between these two teams or their supporters. The Reds and reigning champions Manchester City have traded blows all season long in a duel that’s been just as thrilling as a spin at kiwicasinos but Jurgen Klopp’s boys will be all business when kick-off rolls around.
“I feel the intensity of the competition and it’s good,” enthused the Reds manager. “In this moment, we see the positivity,” added Klopp, sounding as confident as ever. “But we never rested there, we always have to make the next step because it’s not over yet.”
While most of the coverage has been on the battle between Liverpool and City for top spot, people tend to forget that Chelsea are a good side that can cause anyone problems on their day.
The likes of Eden Hazard, Marcos Alonso and N’Golo Kanté are all world class players that can shift the entire course of a match all on their own. Playing online pokies australia would be a heck of a lot easier — and a lot less stressful — than coming up with three-points against the Blues, but Klopp and the boys are up for the challenge.
“The nice thing about this game is that it’s absolutely not possible to play without mistakes,” mused the German, accepting that perfection is not possible. “We have to deal with it, we have to sort it, we have to help each other. And then we can win a football game.”