Jurgen Klopp: 'Liverpool will not play for Spartak Moscow draw'

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Big European nights became part of Anfield's narrative but, since then, Liverpool have endured a period of starvation.

Can scored his sides opening goal during their 5-1 win over the newly promoted side.

Liverpool remain fourth in the Premier League rankings, while Brighton occupy 12th place after 15 fixtures. It is an occasion, though, that he believes his squad can handle.

Klopp has a team that can tear teams apart with their pace and attacking brilliance and not many sides in England can live with their attacking line, but I still worry the weaknesses at the back could be exposed if the pressure is cranked up a few levels.

"We know they've got defensive problems, especially with Joel Matip out, but I actually see this being a really comfortable night with their home record being very decent this season". They know about the situation.

Matip's absence will give Jurgen Klopp a headache with Liverpool's back line already suspect
Matip's absence will give Jurgen Klopp a headache with Liverpool's back line already suspect

Liverpool striker Sadio Mane has urged the team to maintain their stellar goal-scoring form in the UEFA Champions League so as to build up a head of steam going into the last-16. So far when we changed it was always about bringing in the players to win the game.

Liverpool will secure qualification to the knockout rounds with a draw, having let a 3-0 lead slip away at Sevilla in their last game, while victory over their Russian opponents on Wednesday will secure them top spot in Group E. "We have enough time and we will be prepared for that game [Everton]". They held their nerve in May to beat Middlesbrough on the final day of the season to reach the Champions League knockout phase, where they blitzed German side Hoffenheim. "But we are Liverpool, a big team, many good players".

"Nothing - but I don't think about it, I think about the Moscow game", he added.

"There is absolutely no reason to think about that", he said, when how he can prevent his players from repeating their spectacular collapse. While Liverpool look ahead to the next round of the Champions League, Everton have already finished bottom of their group in the Europa League.

"The fans deserve it, the club also".


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