Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists the Reds will need to be clever and angry if they are to take victory against Hull at Anfield on Saturday.
The Reds’ victory against Chelsea last Friday drew plenty of plaudits with our article after the game applauding Jordan Henderson, while this week’s Red Letter suggested Klopp’s side were “very much Premier League title contenders”.
But Klopp knows his men will need a very different type of display if they are to keep the momentum going when they face the Tigers in just their second home league game of the season.
“Yes we need to be angry v Hull,” he told a press conference. “They want our points. We have to think about why people think we have problems against bus parking.
“I don’t know why people think we have problems with this? “I didn’t see too much space against Chelsea!”
“It will be difficult. But if we accept before that it is difficult then we can perform and that is what we should do.
“We have to go to Anfield on Saturday afternoon in the most positive mood we have ever been in. I know we will ready.”
Klopp praises Hull
Klopp was asked if Liverpool have a problem raising their game against the so-called lesser sides and added: “We didn’t care about the opponent before we played Arsenal, Chelsea or Tottenham. It’s not about the name in our preparations.”
“I would love to see everybody go with the right expectations to these games. Why should it be easier? Why should a team who people think is weaker than us not have the opportunity to win? I can guarantee it’s not about the attitude of the players.”
Klopp admitted he was impressed by the team spirit showed by Hull so far on their return to the Premier League and added: “Hull are ready for the Premier League. They have a very experienced coach and a squad with a great attitude.”