Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has picked out three of Chelsea’s most dangerous assets heading into the clash at Stamford Bridge this Sunday.
He has named Christian Pulisic, Kai Havertz and Mason Mount as they look to travel to London and come back to Liverpool with the three points. Klopp has also praised their business in the window so far, with Chelsea bringing in the likes of Havertz, Timo Werner and Thiago Silva among others.
“We had to suffer a lot against them in the games last season.
“Christian Pulisic obviously wasn’t involved but he’ll probably be fit for the game, Mason Mount and I know Kai Havertz from the Bundesliga – he will play a proper role this season.
“There’s so many good players up front, in midfield, the defensive line and the full-backs – there’s not a biggest threat, Chelsea themselves are the threat – that’s how it is in football.”
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Pulisic was absent from Chelsea’s squad against Brighton, so that one is a doubt – as Klopp says – for this game. Mount and Havertz both started as Chelsea won 3-1, although neither of them were able to provide a goal or an assist on the opening day.
Klopp will be hoping that they both fail to positively contribute again this weekend as Liverpool look to negate their impact with strong defending. After conceding three goals against Leeds last weekend, a clean sheet against Chelsea’s impressive attacking players could be a good motivational boost for the Reds.
Knowing they are able to recover from a disappointing defensive display to shutout Chelsea’s threat could highlight the mental fortitude of this Liverpool side. Keeping goals out could also be key in their retention of the Premier League title, with Liverpool conceding the fewest goals in the division last term to help them lift the trophy.