Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was not worried about any festive hangovers before today’s match against Newcastle United.
Wednesday is a very important game,” Klopp said. “Everybody is in a Christmas mood apart from us. We are not in a Christmas mood. Everyone in England wants Boxing Day games. That is good, but then don’t be in the Christmas mood on the 26th. And come in for this one-and-a-half hours and give all that you have, because we need again an exceptional atmosphere to beat a very difficult-to-beat team.”
“We can’t take anything for granted. We can’t look at our points and their amount of points. If you think that – that is when things go wrong. It can still go wrong – that is how life is – but we have to be focused, we all have to be focused, not nervous.”
And it would seem that Klopp’s word to his men have gone through soundly. Liverpool made little work of Newcastle United today as they ran away 4-0 winners. To add more joy to their night, their direct title challengers Manchester City lost further ground on them after they were beaten 2-1 by Leicester City.