Jurgen Klopp: don’t forget Chelsea in Premier League title race

Klopp promises ‘really strong side’ for Chelsea clash			
				 
   by Paul Miles 
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"If you have a target, and you think too much about it, you'll struggle".

Dejan Lovren could replace Van Dijk in the Liverpool starting line-up. That wasn't realistic but it's a great soundbite, and everyone expects this competition to be the most expendable.

"He is also a very emotional coach during the game and even during training". He is good with tactics and the way he wants to play football.

"In the end, it's not about changing these players, changing their football personality-they are here because they did what they did". Very amusing! It's not about the other three competitions tomorrow night. This level of commitment is essential for any challenging club. "All the rest, you have to wait until tomorrow". This is why there was such a big spend in the summer and why Liverpool are regarded as one of the favourites for success this season.

But Klopp confirmed at a news conference that Mignolet will be in the first XI when Chelsea arrive at Anfield for Wednesday's third-round game.

"At this moment we are competing in all four competitions, but I think it's a bit early to talk about winning trophies because we've only played seven games so far this season".

Klopp said Chelsea are realistic title contenders and is surprised they are not being tipped more widely.

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Klopp's regard for the collective is vital now.

"No player likes to be sat on the bench or out of the squad, but then it motivates you to keep working hard and battling for your place, and that's what I'm doing every day", the No.18 told Liverpoolfc.com.

This week the manager will probably get a pass should things go wrong.

Liverpool FC's sixth successive Premier League victory hoisted the Merseyside outfit to the top of the Premier League table ahead of Chelsea FC. Their last game before the worldwide break is at home to defending champions Manchester City.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has expressed his admiration for Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri and stressed that the Blues are strong contenders for the Premier League title. But Sarri, like Klopp, may feel Saturday's league clash at Stamford Bridge takes precedence.

One player who many supporters will hope to make his full debut on Wednesday night is Fabinho, who has only played one minute of competitive football since joining Liverpool in May.

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