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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 April 2019

Jurgen Klopp confident history will not repeat itself for Liverpool against Chelsea

Premier League leaders face the side on Sunday who helped ruin their 2014 title hopes with Anfield victory

Jurgen Klopp, centre, is not worried about history repeating itself for Liverpool when they face Chelsea on Sunday. AFP
Jurgen Klopp, centre, is not worried about history repeating itself for Liverpool when they face Chelsea on Sunday. AFP

Jurgen Klopp does not believe Liverpool's defeat against Chelsea at Anfield in 2014 will play on the mind of his side as they face the Blues this weekend.

The Reds, who are two points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table, suffered a 2-0 to Jose Mourinho's Chelsea which helped hand City the 2014 title.

"I'm not sure that's in anyone's mind. You can tell all the fans out there to ignore it," Klopp said.

"It's all about the game on Sunday. Only the colours and the names are the same pretty much. Anyone who wants to talk to any of my players about what happened years ago - don't do it."

Klopp is delighted with the recent form of summer signing Naby Keita.

"He's looked really good in training the last few weeks. He found his feet in the Southampton game," Klopp added.

"He showed a lot of the things we will see in the future much more often. A good moment, long may it continue."

Klopp also said Liverpool will not rush Joe Gomez's first-team return, in order to ensure the 21-year-old is fit for the run-in.

"With having Joe Gomez around is strange because you have to make sure he's 100% fit," Klopp said.

"Maybe he can get match practice in other games but we will need Joe in other games this season."

Updated: April 13, 2019 07:59 AM

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