'Felt Like A World Cup Final': Klopp On League Cup Win Against Chelsea

'Felt Like A World Cup Final': Klopp On League Cup Win Against Chelsea

"Chelsea are a well-coached team, I have to say," Jurgen Klopp told a press conference when asked for thoughts on Liverpool's opponent in the FA Cup final.

"They have an idea for all different areas of the game. Play a similar system to other teams but at a different level. They are very organised defensively, they have, offensively, incredible talent.

"We have no idea how Thomas [Tuchel] will line up, for example, there are so many different options in offensive areas; Werner, Ziyech and Havertz didn’t start the last game. Could all three start, for example? Gives it a completely different dynamic to Lukaku, Mount and Pulisic.

"Can play with two strikers, can play with one and two 10s. The only thing that is pretty clear is they defend with three or five in the last line. From that moment on we don’t know exactly if they have three midfielders [or] two midfielders.

"Very interesting to prepare, to be honest. We play an FA Cup final – it would be a real surprise if we meet a weak team in that final. I’m not sure how it was in the past but since I’m here all the big guns are going for it. We just didn’t have the power to keep us in the competition but now we had it and now we are there and now we want to have the full prize.

"We had only a few weeks ago another final which felt like a World Cup final, to be honest, how both teams played it, how both teams approached it," he added.

"Now we are a few weeks later in the season and another massive one. I’m pretty sure a lot of people around the world will watch this game and a lot of them are Liverpool supporters, so that’s cool. Hopefully, we can use that power."

Liverpool faced three Chelsea three times this season: both Premier League games ended in a draw, and so did the 120 minutes of the Carabao Cup final. The Reds prevailed in the penalty shootout thanks to Kepa's miss.

Source: Tribunal

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