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Posted: Wed 13 Apr 2022, 12:38 AM
Liverpool’s intention is to come to be a staff no one wants to encounter, manager Jurgen Klopp mentioned on Tuesday in advance of their Champions League quarterfinal next leg versus Benfica at Anfield.
Liverpool direct 3-1 right after victory in Lisbon final 7 days and Klopp’s facet are in a rich vein of type possessing misplaced only the moment in their last 22 video games in all competitions, winning 18 moments.
“We have been very good in Benfica, I preferred the recreation. The primary concentrate on is yet again remaining the one particular team no a person would like to perform,” Klopp advised reporters ahead of Wednesday’s clash.
“Really intense in a soccer perception, defending effectively, realizing extra about the way they perform.”
The English League Cup winners have what Klopp described as a“super intense” plan and are on observe for an unparalleled haul of 4 trophies this season.
Liverpool are next in the Leading League, trailing leaders Manchester Town by a point, and have also achieved the semi-finals of the FA Cup.
Klopp additional his group collection would not be manufactured with a person eye on Saturday’s FA Cup semi-closing against City, with whom they drew 2-2 in the league on Sunday.
“The following match has no impact on the line up for tomorrow but the final recreation has so we have to see,” Klopp reported.
“There is no one wounded as significantly as I know but we need to have to look at who is refreshing plenty of for this video game.
“We see it as a super crucial activity to us. We tried out so tricky final yr to qualify for the Champions League and now we can make it to semis, which is remarkable.”
Klopp claimed the game would be as tough as their very last-16 second leg against Inter Milan, when they shed 1- immediately after a 2- earn in the initial leg.
“A great foundation (3-1 lead). But if they score 1, like we felt in opposition to Inter, the activity changes,” Klopp explained.
“We felt it when they scored last week. We truly need to have to make them come to feel this is a area they do not want to go.”
As for Liverpool’s ongoing bid for the quadruple, Klopp mentioned:“We are aspect of four competitions, and luckily we are good enough this yr not to go out early.
“We just consider to squeeze almost everything out of each and every competitiveness. Some are feasible, we will see.”
Liverpool raced into an early 2- guide in Lisbon past week in advance of Darwin Nunez pulled a aim back for Benfica.
And it was only when Luis Diaz scored 3 minutes from time that Liverpool restored their two-target guide.
“Knowing additional about the way they performed, they try out to isolate Darwin and Ibou (Konate) a person-on-just one a minimal little bit,” reported Klopp.
“But they enjoy football, and if you you should not protect (Julian) Weigl then you have a issue as very well simply because he connects the persons. They have velocity with Rafa (da Silva), issues like this.”
He included:“I never know (how they will perform) but I know what I would do. I would go for it, entire throttle. I would test to place us beneath force, rating early, and if not try to rating a bit later. That’s what we hope.
“But now, undesirable information for Benfica, it really is Anfield: they don’t only engage in versus us, they participate in against the full crowd.”
Klopp also recommended tv broadcasters ended up virtually as considerably a threat to Liverpool as their opponents in a renewed attack on the scheduling of the Merseysiders’ matches.
If Liverpool defeat Benfica, they will experience both Bayern Munich or Villarreal in the very last four, with Klopp angry that right after that likely midweek semi-closing Liverpool would have to travel to Newcastle for a Saturday lunchtime kick-off.
“The agenda, and how people today use the fame in the moment — Liverpool is sizzling and anyone wants to see them — they could not treatment fewer,” reported Klopp.
“It’s just not Ok.
“If we participate in a Champions League semi-final, come across me one more league in the earth and one more broadcaster in the planet who would set that workforce in a 12.30 pm (1130 GMT)?”
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