Watch: Jurgen Klopp’s pre-match press conference – Arsenal vs Liverpool

LFC Globe
15th July 2020

Jurgen Klopp spoke to reporters on Tuesday as he looked ahead to Liverpool's clash against at the Emirates.

The Reds are back in action on Wednesday night as they look to return to winning ways following an extremely rare against at the weekend.

With just three games left, the hope will be the Champions can end the season in style and clinch the record points tally record - with another eight needed to set the outright record.

But Klopp insisted his side have a "very, very difficult" final three fixtures, with and to come following their visit of North London.

“Now we have to finish this league in a very, very difficult schedule,” Klopp said. “Fixtures with Arsenal and Chelsea, with the result last night especially, it's a proper fight for the .

“So we will get the trophy that night and Chelsea fight here with all they have for the Champions League. That will be an interesting game as well. The last game, Newcastle, which I know meanwhile for some reason is a pretty intense game. That's how it is.

“So I don't ask for changes, I ask for consistency. I want to see us consistently performing on our highest level. Then it's always like this: if you don't score – and that happens in football – then you have to invest even more.

“If you score, maybe you can make your life slightly easier. But without scoring, football will always stay a proper fight. So far, the boys were really ready for that so I'm fine with that.”

The boss was also asked whether he thought Arsenal could compete with the Reds next season, despite the Gunners currently languishing in 9th in the table, on the same points as Burnley.

"Unfortunately, probably yes! It looks very much so. Mikel is part of this very exciting new coaching generation, or manager generation," Klopp said.

"Really exciting to watch; you can see the ideas behind obviously, influenced by Pep [Guardiola], he worked together with him. Probably they had the same idea already before, when Mikel was still a player. Yes, you can see a massive influence of him.

"On top of that, obviously at Arsenal [there is] a really exciting squad, all the different offensive [players]. They have more experienced offensive players with massive quality and then coming up a lot of really, really good ones. So, yes, it looks like Arsenal will be a proper challenger again."

Klopp also confirmed midfielder will be absent for the trip to the Emirates, but the rest of the squad remain in good shape.

“My last information is from yesterday because today I didn't speak to anybody because we have training later,” Klopp said.

“Millie is in contention or is pretty safe for the Chelsea game; nobody told me yet he will be available for tomorrow – and he didn't train yesterday, so that's not a good sign then.

“But it will be fine for Chelsea, I am pretty sure. Apart from that, no new injuries on the list, so we should have the same squad like we had for the Burnley game.”

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