Boss knows struggling champions could bounce back
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has warned his Liverpool players to be wary of struggling champions Leicester City, as the Foxes look to bounce back from a rough run of form when they host the Reds next week.
The 15/16 Premier League winners are struggling for form at the moment, having lost to Millwall in the FA Cup 5th round and being in serious trouble of getting relegated this season.
Liverpool have had a week off this week having been knocked out of the FA Cup in the previous round, so have had longer to prepare for the clash between themselves and Leicester, taking place on February 27th.
Leicester’s fairytale is well and truly over, and this season has become more of a nightmare as they now sit just a point above the relegation zone.
Klopp’s players returned to England on Sunday night from a 5-night trip to La Manga in Spain for a ‘pre-season’ style break, and the manager has warned that they cannot underestimate their struggling opponents, in a fixture that they lost 2-0 last year.
He said: “Of course, Leicester, it’s a difficult situation for them. They’re fighting for the league 100% now and maybe this is the moment they recognise there’s really nothing else to do in this season other than to stay in the league and be really concentrated.
“So we, if you want, could be the first team to face this ‘new’ Leicester. But it’s possible (to win).
“And then Arsenal is coming (to Anfield on March 4) and we all know how good they are, so it’s difficult yes, but it’s possible (to win) and that’s what I always say – as long as it’s possible let’s try to do it, let’s really try to do it. For this we need everybody in the best mood.”
By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10