Published: Thu, February 02, 2017
Medicine | By Daryl Nelson

Klopp must make Liverpool streetwise if they are to match Chelsea

Klopp must make Liverpool streetwise if they are to match Chelsea

The Merseyside club lost three home matches within a week to exit two Cup competitions and leave them fourth in the Premier League table, 10 points behind Chelsea going into Tuesday's game against the leaders at Anfield.

Chelsea could have left Anfield with all three points after Costa's penalty was saved by Simon Mignolet, who had been embarrassed by David Luiz's quickly-taken first-half free-kick which was then cancelled out by Georginio Wijnaldum's header. Costa missed the spot-kick. "We have to play our football with good intensity and then we will see what happens". Klopp preferred to talk about his side's improved display rather than Mignolet's embarrassing moment.

"I said, 'Sorry, I was a little bit excited, ' and he said: 'No problem, I like your passion.' That actually I've never heard from a fourth official before so I thought it made sense you knew about it", he added.

"It's important to think against Liverpool, to have a good performance and to try to have a good result", said Conte.

Conte also stressed the importance of the next two games against Liverpool and second-placed Arsenal but urged his side not to let the results define their season.

"You have to say we have to be prepared but he [Mignolet] was obviously surprised".

I am pleased with my players for the personality they have showed me. It is easier if you have him in the team or around the team than when you don't have him.

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"We played high pressure so Chelsea does it smart, played a few long balls". "I wish he hadn't missed the penalty but he did and now he's coming back". I know from Germany that you make a big story tomorrow reading lips or whatever.

The Blues did have a great chance to win the game late on when Diego Costa was fouled in the box by Joel Matip.

"There's a lot of points (to play for) but for sure, to beat Liverpool would be a hard hit, mentally, for them", he said, quoted by the Daily Mail.

Conte believes Chelsea can underline their dramatic improvement on Saturday when they host Arsenal, who beat his team 3-0 earlier in the season.

"I am happy to sign, and I would like to say it is not about one week, no matter how bad that is, it is about the future with this squad".

"I am really fine with the performance".

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