Ancelotti wary of Liverpool threat after Dublin mauling

Klopp didn’t wait to get in the dressing room to speak to Van Dijk

Klopp didn’t wait to get in the dressing room to speak to Van Dijk

"When I've been watching him I think he's been very sloppy in possession in those [middle] areas and at times it's caused Liverpool a problem".

Klopp, though, is not in the mood to be killed with kindness and has demanded his players do not lose their focus in a stadium that he knows will be bursting with emotion and intensity by kick-off.

"I'm not as smart as Carlo Ancelotti, but I'm smart enough to not answer this question in these times", he said.

He also revealed that Jurgen Klopp was a key factor in his decision to move to Liverpool, labelling him an "intelligent man" and a "great character".

"Saying all these nice things about me before a game - it's nice, obviously, but it's tactics".

The England worldwide scored a stunning equaliser late on at Stamford Bridge and scored another fine effort during the defeat to Chelsea in the League Cup last week but I still think Firmino will keep his place tomorrow.

"He's making the last steps, starting training in part in the next days - part of the training session with us".

Virgil van Dijk says that those who don't appreciate Jürgen Klopp's rotation policy must leave as it's important for everyone to be onboard with the manager's ideals in order to have a successful season. He's a fantastic guy, he was a world-class player and he's a world-class manager.

"The stewards brought him to me and sat him in front of the TV", Cerrone said. "We couldn't speak that much on that occasion and we cannot speak much now, as my Italian has not improved since then".

"Before I arrived at Liverpool, I said he was one of the best strikers in the league and he shows it when he's fit". I reacted in a way that was absolutely not okay.

"I don't care too much for what people say about us or how they see our situation". I had to watch two games from the stand.

'It was because my behaviour in the Bundesliga was not too good before that. "Now I know it will not happen again".

"Many times I'd spend the night walking the city streets: the Trevi fountain, in the dark, is so attractive it moves you, but the Colosseum is my favourite place - you can breathe history there".

'I heard now there's a Marco Reus shirt next to it - a few things stayed the same and a few changed in a better way!'

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