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“Liverpool have to be prepared every time they drop a point that it will be suggested they are feeling the pressure. Pep Guardiola and Manchester City drop a point it will be suggested there is complacency and they can’t get themselves up for defending the title.
“The nature of the questioning won’t change. They have to expect that, and when the questions come, don’t react to it. That’s difficult in your first season.
“Sir Alex Ferguson shielded young players from the media and I think that’s what Jurgen Klopp will have to do in the next four to six weeks.”
“What will happen in Merseyside, as it did in Manchester all those years ago, is you will be walking down the street and people will be saying ‘I think we can do it, go on let’s do it this year’. You can be walking down the street, having a break and relaxing, and then all of a sudden your mind gets thrown back to the title and you can’t get away from it. It just hits you every minute of every day.
“I remember those first years going for titles and the weight of expectation and thinking ‘we have to try to get over the line’ and you carry it with you every minute of every day. It becomes psychological and you get tension with it and get a bit more closed and safer with your passing and don’t play with the same freedom. That’s where you need experience.