Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has set his eyes on a possible revenge when Liverpool face Chelsea in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.
This is coming after Maurizio Sarri’s men ended the Red’s perfect start to the season by eliminating them from the Carabao Cup in midweek at Anfield in a 2:1 defeat.
Eden Hazard was the star on the night as his solo run produced the winner for Chelsea after he went past 5 defenders, as the Blues came from behind to seal the win.
Regardless, Klopp has insisted that his side are more motivated after their first defeat of the season preceded by 7 consecutive wins.
Klopp said: “We want to strike back, of course, but you lose once, it can happen.
“Striking back is a duty in sport, a big part of what I love. In a season you always play twice.
“It’s not easy to play a team in August and then say in May ‘let’s strike back’ but in three days, it’s possible. Let’s try.
“It will not be an easy game, both teams know that. But the best preparation for the Saturday game is the Wednesday game, because you can never know more about an opponent than in a match against them.
“Of course there will be a few different players on the pitch, but we try to use our information from Wednesday to do it better.”
Liverpool will be eager to establish a 5 point lead while the Blues will be keen to leapfrog them on the log.
Speaking further, Klopp said: “It’s difficult enough to try to win the game or get a point at Chelsea, I don’t think about the five-point gap, and the five-point gap with 31 games to go is nothing”.
“It’s only about gaining points on our account.”