Klopp wowed by Sarri’s Chelsea start: "biggest change I ever saw"

Mark Hughes during a Southampton FC press conference at the Staplewood Campus

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It's just a football team with a specific way of playing.

Klopp took Liverpool to the final of the League Cup during his first season at the club - when they were beaten by Manchester City on penalties in 2016 - and admits he does not understand why other teams and managers would not aim to do the same. "I'm really happy to give him that opportunity".

Cahill is also in jeopardy of losing the Chelsea captaincy after Sarri said earlier this month that he has decided who should wear the armband, but wants to talk to his players and the club before announcing his choice publicly.

In truth, Origi would have been highly unlikely to be included in the squad for the game at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening but he would have been in consideration for the Carabao Cup game at Anfield on Wednesday night.

Andreas Christensen will also be hoping to make a rare start this season but David Luiz was rested in the Europa League game last week so Sarri may be tempted to start him away to a unsafe Liverpool side.

"It's not about the other three competitions tomorrow night".

Klopp said Chelsea are realistic title contenders and is surprised they are not being tipped more widely. It's not about changing these players, we want their football personality. It's nice to play the kids but you can not use all of them. But I don't put pressure on each player who plays. "It needs to be natural". If you don't perform then it's quite hard to improve your situation. To improve something you need half a year to make the next step.

Klopp's Liverpool are now riding high on top of the Premier League after winning their opening six games of the season and are widely regarded as the team most likely to challenge reigning Champions Manchester City this season. But the situation of nobody in this team is bad at the moment. "The closer we keep him to the goal, the more chances we can get him receiving the ball around the box, the more effective he will be". We will try again.

Liverpool don't have too many injuries issues and the fact that they have coasted to six league wins without their big money signing Fabinho tells a lot. The league cup might provide Sarri with the opportunity to integrate some of the fringe players into his style, however.

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