Liverpool press conference: Klopp on Bayern test, Hummels and line-up reveal?

first_imgOn old Dortmund players Mats Hummels and Robert Lewandowski“I worked together with these boys. Two fantastic players.“I have to be really thankful. Without them probably my career would not be the same. We all benefited from each other.“That’s part of my life and part of my history. We’ll always have a lot of respect for each other.“I know a lot about them. I really like them. We will try everything to, what can I say? To let them not shine.”His Dortmund career adding to the Bayern Rivalry“Only more stress because all the people wanted 600 extra interviews with German news!“It’s not a little bit personal or whatever. 6 Atletico handed huge boost for Liverpool tie with Diego Costa returning from injury Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool face Bayern Munich this week Are Liverpool and Bayern similar?“No, we had different targets at the start of the season.“They were six-times in a row champion. We have maybe achieved a little bit more than expected, Bayern maybe a bit less [this season].“Both are in a similar situation but there is a long way to go. We only think about the Champions League situation tomorrow night.“If I wasn’t involved tomorrow I would try and buy a ticket.”The importance of home advantage in the Champions League“Playing home first is not usually an advantage but we don’t care.“These games usually when two good teams face each other will not be decided in one game. Injury update for Bayern tie“You want the complete line up? Dejan [Lovren] we have to see. Yesterday he had a clearing session. We’ll see how he reacted. Shaq [Xherdan Shaqiri] trained and looked good. We have to see.“Shaq yesterday had a clearing session. After that all thumbs were up. We will see how he reacted today.“Fabinho – if [he plays centre-back in the absence of Dejan Lovren] – the Champions League against Bayern Munich, it’s not an easy job.“We have tried to work on how we defend because we respect a lot the quality of Bayern Munich. We’ve tried to make the best of the situation.” “We respect the competition. There are two legs to play. We will be 100% focused for both of them.“Let’s create a basis we can use in the second game. It’s different but possible.”Liverpool’s recent Marbella break“You have the rhythm and keep the rhythm or have what we had and have a little break.“We had to work on a lot of tactical things. We tried to give some inputs tactical and fitness work and needed the time to bring a couple of players back. We didn’t think about the break really.”Klopp’s love for Liverpool“Very much. Much more than I could have expected because you never know.“The welcome was outstanding and since then it became better and better. We grew together and developed together.“I’m not always in the city very much so I’m not sure what people say about me but I feel it in the stadium is very positive.“We are a real competitor. It’s not enough but a very important step. The story so far is a nice one but not finished – yet.” Liverpool face another big week coming up 6 Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman 6 Liverpool’s tough fixture List“We have only tough months in the season.“We have to be ready but be focused 100% on the game tomorrow night.”On facing Bayern“After being six years the dominator of the league it was clear this year would be different.“To become the champion you need to have the desire of a newcomer combined with the quality of a real contender.“Maybe at the start of the season they didn’t have that but now they are chasing the situation.“From my point of view that makes them even more dangerous.“Let’s enjoy the game together. We are a really strong side and that is what we have to show.” Liverpool set for Champions League boost as Takumi Minamino will be available Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp Mohamed Salah and Liverpool face Man United this weekend LATEST CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEWS Jurgen Klopp is relishing Liverpool’s Champions League challenge against Bayern Munich this week and is determined to prove his side are one of Europe’s best.The Reds boss has faced the media ahead of another big week for the club. 6 6 Ancelotti tells fans he has Champions League dream for Everton BOOST “Whoever brought it up that in 2008 I had two phone calls with Bayern [about taking the manager’s job] I would never have said about it.“It’s long ago. It’s a big club and it was a big competition for us in Germany when I was [Dortmund manager].”Champions League or Premier League?“It’s difficult for me to answer the question but for all Liverpool fans it’s the Premier League. That’s clear.“But for now it’s the Champions League and we have to do our best tomorrow. Thank God we don’t have to decide that right now.“We have to create an atmosphere on the pitch tomorrow and make it easier for the people.“It will be outstanding tomorrow night. It’s something to enjoy. There’s a lot of power involved in the atmosphere.“Our crowd is really able to push us from 100% to 140%.” They face Bayern on Tuesday night in their round of 16 first-leg before making the trip to Old Trafford on Sunday to face Manchester United.And Klopp has had plenty to say ahead of the two huge clashes. on target Jurgen Klopp with Mats Hummels at Borussia Dortmund ready? Liverpool star Xherdan Shaqiri could return against Bayern Munich 6 Aiming high last_img read more