clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Klopp Keen to Replicate Anfield Form on the Road

New, comments

Anfield is starting to resemble a fortress again, but Jürgen Klopp wants his team to start taking that fortress on the road with them.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

It's a testatment to how Liverpool have turned their season around to note that they haven't lost at Anfield since losing to Stoke City in the second leg of their League Cup semi-final in late January, and even that loss managed to lead to Liverpool advancing to the cup final on penalties. But it's important to be good not just at home but on the road as well, and it's an improvement already noted by manager Jürgen Klopp.

"It's how it is when you are at home, really strong and don't give points away," Klopp explained after the Watford match that his so-called "B" team won 2-0. "I want to be, in the future, really consistent in all the games. For this we need a little bit of time. When I came here, we had a little problem at home, it was not too easy to win. We know Anfield is a special place.

"Today it was a little bit warm and not the highest intensity for another brilliant performance from the team or crowd. It was easy to enjoy like a Sunday afternoon tea or something. For the boys it was hard work, all the rest could enjoy it and prepare for the next outstanding night on Wednesday."

Chelsea visit Anfield on Wednesday and Klopp will have rested players against Watford for the express purpose of fielding the strongest team possible against the London team. Whether that will be enough to continue Liverpool's unbeaten streak at home remains to be seen, but the significantly improved performances at home won't be undone regardless of the result on Wednesday.