It is fair to say that Liverpool are setting a momentum and are preparing to go for the top honour. Indeed, they had an average start but they then went on beat some top guns of the league and are now preparing for the next showdown.
A visit of the newly promoted side Hull City has been scheduled for the weekend and this surely won’t be an easy go for the Reds. The Tigers are showing a great determination in the Premier League and will be coming on the back of a 1-2 victory against the Potters.
Speaking in an interview, the manager, Jurgen Klopp, has said that he wants his player to be angry – not horny – when they will step up onto the field. Hull are just three points behind the Reds and they cannot really afford to lose a point. Hull will be more than happy with a draw, but Klopp will have to aim high and that is his intention:
“We feel good, we feel strong. We need to be angry against Hull – they want our points,” said the German, who oversaw a 3-0 EFL Cup win over Derby County on Wednesday, which set up a fourth-round home tie against Tottenham.
“We need to be maximum concentrated.
“I think we all can improve: players, coaches, manager.
“I don’t want to say anything about Hull. We don’t have to rate the opponent before the game and say ‘This one is easy’.
“We are 100 per cent aware of the difficulties we could have in this game. I know we will be ready.”
The new signing, Loris Karius, finally made his debut for the last last time out and the manager was asked about his place in the next fixture but Klopp refused to confirm whether the former Mainz goalkeeper would retain his spot against the Tigers.
“It is not place to announce line-ups, but we have to think about it. Obviously it’s different to changing midfielder,” he added.
“When I decide, it is a decision for one player and not against another player.”
Klopp also revealed Adam Lallana and Georginio Wijnaldum will be fit for the match, while Daniel Sturridge will train on Thursday having had “a few issues” after the win over Chelsea.