Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has commended Frank Lampard’s use of his strength in depth at Chelsea ahead of their FA Cup clash on Tuesday evening.
The Reds visit the Blues in the pick of the FA Cup’s fifth round matches with Klopp’s men looking to bounce back after their shock 3-0 defeat to Watford on Saturday.
However, Klopp knows it will not be an easy task at Stamford Bridge as the German opened up about his pre-match analysis.
Klopp admitted that he was seriously impressed at how Lampard had set up his attack against Bournemouth last weekend with Christian Pulisic and Tammy Abraham both ruled out injured.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has spoken freely about Chelsea ahead of their FA Cup tie
Pedro and Willian played on the wings behind Olivier Giroud, and despite only drawing 2-2, they created a host of chances.
And Klopp has warned that despite the weight of expection on Liverpool’s shoulders, there are no favourites for Tuesday’s game, es
“We never really think about ‘lesser pressure’ or whatever,” Klopp told the club’s official website. “We are Liverpool, we are always under pressure, we always have to deliver.
Olivier Giroud and Pedro are two of the three Chelsea players Klopp praised
“We play away at Chelsea and everybody expects us to win there, which is difficult, it was always difficult and will always be difficult. So, that’s the situation.
“There’s for sure no favourite in this game and if then it is Chelsea because they play at home, if you look at the squad, if they make changes – I don’t know if Frank is doing that – then it’s still a very, very experienced team.
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“We saw their line-ups when we did the analysis yesterday, I saw that they made eight or nine changes in the games but when you look at the team, they were playing…