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spoke directly after his side’s 4-0 win over Leicester as he previewed Liverpool’s meeting with on Sunday.

The Reds are back in action this weekend as they welcome Wolves to Anfield for their final game of 2019.

Klopp’s side should be in confident mood heading into the tie, having thrashed second-placed Leicester at the King Power on Boxing Day.

However, the Reds boss insists Wolves are an extremely “difficult” opposition to face, emphasising manager Nuno Espirito Santo’s good work at the club.

“I really think the job Nuno is doing there is incredible with all the Europa League stress. I think at the beginning of the season they realised a little bit, ‘Oh, that’s different’,” Klopp said.

“But now they are settled completely there, they are there again, Jimenez and Jota are scoring again.

“They had to change a little bit the last line to last year; Bennett and Boly are not playing consistently so they had to change that, but they have good options there.

“Traore finally found his manager, who found a position for him – he started as a wing-back and now he can even play in the front three.

“An exceptional player, as a kid he was already exceptional when he played for Barca I think, probably the quickest player in the league.

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“So, a lot of really good things there and that makes it really difficult to play against them, of course. But it should be difficult against us as well, that’s the plan.”

Liverpool have shown very little signs of complacency in the Premier League this season, and Klopp expects his players to go out and get the job done once again.

However, he urged the Anfield crowd to get behind the team and “be at their absolute best, because that’s exactly what we need.”

“I am blessed to have a very smart team, that’s how it is. We don’t mention it constantly. It’s not that I have to tell them, ‘Stay focused’. They are, they are.

“We have so many good characters in the team and they tell each other how to deal with it. There is nobody who is flying, not a little bit.

“But even that was already like this two years ago and we didn’t have the same points tally. A few things came together, the quality and experience we made together.

“That we worked together longer obviously helps a lot, things are more settled and all that stuff. That’s all good.

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“Now we play three games in a row at home and one of them is in the cup, and I can tell already we need massive help from the crowd – massive – because the period is so intense and we need to use each source we can use for these games.

“Hopefully our people are rested enough to be at their absolute best, because that’s exactly what we need.”

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