Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp claims to be positive before Chelsea clash despite his team´s bad run in the last week: in just seven days the Reds lost three important games at home, the first one in the Premier League with Swansea – that was sitting bottom of the table before that match- then they lost to Southampton in the second leg of the EFL Cup semifinal, losing the chance to face Manchester United at Wembley in one month, and last Saturday they were knocked out from FA Cup by Wolverhampton ( that now will face Chelsea in fifth round),
“It’s an interesting sign of life that it can change in one month,” he said ahead of the visit of Antonio Conte’s table-toppers.
“But, of course my job here is really to put out the emotion when I judge situations.
“After a bad game, I cannot say ‘now we have to get rid of him and change everything’.
“In this moment we need, especially, as a team, to have faith, belief and all that stuff—that’s the main thing in the job: to stay calm and make the right decisions.
“We lost a few games we should have won and I think a lot of people think in this moment it could be difficult for Liverpool, and it is difficult, no doubt about this, but possible.
“The last week we have lost three home games and that feels less than average, although three different competitions is better than all in one competition.
“It’s all about point of view and how you want to see it. If you only take these three games and say ‘everything is rubbish’, I cannot change it.
“But for us it’s important that we build on the good things.
“I really think we should try everything to make the best of the base we created until now.
“Stay positive. There is no reason for anything else. Absolutely not. It will help a lot against Chelsea.”
Klopp also admitted to have a couple of injury concerns for this game:
“Ejaria got a knock in the first half [against Wolves]. At half-time he got treatment [and he said] it was good. Now he’s out for a while. [The syndesmosis] is a ligament between the shin bone and the [ankle]. It’s really painful.”
“Clyne made two running sessions to see if he could cope with the pain. I saw him yesterday and the thumb was very up, so that’s good”.