Ahead of Chelsea’s crunch Premier League game against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, former Liverpool player, Robbie Fowler has slammed Chelsea manager Antonio Conte for calling Liverpool lucky in their course to the finals of the UEFA Champions League.
Liverpool sealed a place in the UCL quarterfinals to face Real Madrid, however, Conte suggested that the Anfield outfit was lucky to progress to the finals.
Chelsea lock horns with Liverpool on Sunday and Fowler has insisted that Jurgen Klopp will use the jibes to bolster his team’s morale ahead of the potential cracker.
Fowler wrote in The Mirror: “I am even happier for them now, because of all that rubbish from Antonio Conte about lucky teams winning being able to win the Champions League.
“You can’t fluke your way into the final of the world’s toughest knockout competition.
“Jurgen Klopp will tell his team how Conte has disrespected them, how he’s taunting them. Managers know how to wind up their players.
“He will be telling his side to go out and prove they are a better team than Chelsea, which, if we are being honest, they are, because the table doesn’t lie either.
“Liverpool have been a FAR better team than Chelsea this season because they are a proper team, whereas Conte’s side have been a bit of a rag-tag bunch of talented individuals.
“So I hope Klopp can get his men up one more time to prove why they are ahead of Chelsea – and why they deserve to keep their opponents out of the top four.”