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I Don’t Need To Motivate My Players – Klopp


KloppLFC2Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has said ensuring his players remain motivated is not a problem since they are very ambitious in their chase for major titles on several fronts.

The Reds are 8 points clear at the top of the EPL and need one point from Tuesday’s trip to Salzburg to seal a spot in the last 16 of the UCL, a competition they won last season.

Liverpool will also feature in the Club World Cup sometime in December and they are through to the last eight of the EFL Cup, with games coming in hard and fast.

Speaking ahead of the Salzburg game and their busy schedule, Klopp urged his boys to take it one game at a time.

His words, “It’s not that I expect us to go through. I expect us to play the best game we can play,”

“Salzburg were very happy that they won against Genk last time out and that we draw against Napoli, so they have a final against us. Napoli were happy because they know they only have to play Genk.

“We are prepared for that. Salzburg have to win against Liverpool. It’s possible and I like that. We are still ambitious like crazy, we will run for our lives. It’s not that we come here and think we have to dominate Salzburg.

“We have to focus on the next game. It’s tough because we play every three days. Tomorrow night is the most important game in our life because there is no other one.”

“Keeping clean sheets is not really important for the game tomorrow,”

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“Conceding goals happens. We defend well, I think.

“We didn’t defend so well against Salzburg in the first leg. They are a team that surprisingly makes a lot of goals out of counter-attacks. We know their strengths very well and we hope that we can eliminate these strong points.

“How do you defend a very good striker? Try and stop balls into the box. He is a really big talent.”