News ID: 259319
Published: 0308 GMT September 27, 2019

Rare losses have kept Liverpool feet on the ground, says Klopp

Rare losses have kept Liverpool feet on the ground, says Klopp

Liverpool may be on a 15-match winning run in the Premier League but manager Juergen Klopp said on Friday that he is glad his side has suffered losses in other competitions that have kept its feet firmly on the ground.

Liverpool is top of the league after six games — the only Premier League team with a perfect record this season — and Klopp’s side will look to extend their winning run today at Sheffield United.

“We don’t think about (the winning run),” Klopp told reporters.

“The only moment when I think about it is in the press conference. Nobody mentions it, it’s just about the next game.

“Thank God we lost from time to time in the Champions League and other cup competitions so we still know how it feels, because that is really important.”

Liverpool have never won a Premier League match at Bramall Lane and Blades boss Chris Wilder joked that his side might need to play 11 defenders against the European champion.

“We want to go to Sheffield and make their life as uncomfortable as possible,” Klopp added.

“Maybe we’re considered a top team but we don’t want to behave like a top team.

“I don’t see any reason why there should be any advantage for Sheffield apart from playing in their own stadium.”

Sadio Mane has recovered from a dead leg and striker Divock Origi is also fit but Klopp confirmed Xherdan Shaqiri remains sidelined while goalkeeper Alisson Becker continues his recovery from a calf injury.





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