Liverpool have struggled with injuries and form in 2021, making for the most difficult stretch since Jürgen Klopp took charge. In Europe, though, they have the chance to advance in the Champions League tonight.
Do that, and at least for a little concerns about the Premier League will fade into the background, and the manager says that he feels confident about the kind of performance he expects to see from his players.
“We don’t have momentum in the Premier League but we have the momentum in the Champions League now,” Klopp said. “We managed to qualify from the group stages and we played very well against Leipzig.
“It’s half-time and we have to play the game that gives us the opportunity to go to the next round. If we play well then we deserve it. If not, then not. That’s the situation, but I have no doubts about us for tomorrow.”
If the Reds put in a performance like the one in the first leg, their two goal advantage should be enough to see them through—though in football there’s never any guarantee. Still, it’s a thread of positivity to hold on to.
“I know we will give Leipzig a proper fight,” Klopp added. “And that’s the only thing I need to know in the moment. For all the rest, there’s no guarantee for anything. Not for them, not for us.”