Klopp surprised Tuchel. Chelsea coach claims will be surprised

Jurgen Klopp has claimed that even Thomas Tuchel will be surprised by his levels of success so far ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Chelsea this weekend.

The reds And blues They will battle it out on Saturday evening with at least one of the 100 percent starting season expected to drop. Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Friday, Klopp outlined his expectations for the match.

“I expect a very difficult game for both teams, there is no easy way to cross any line, and both teams are very well organized.

“It’s going to be a big fight and it’s one of those games I would 100 percent watch if I hadn’t been in it. It’s a game to watch.

“Chelsea are in a very good moment, winning the Champions League, playing the last half of the season incredibly since Thomas Tuchel came in, and now bringing Romelu Lukaku.

“He’s a tough opponent but we’re not at the worst moment and hopefully we can show that.”

Tuchel’s success at Stamford Bridge was almost immediate. He took the underperforming team to the Champions League final and helped the club secure its second success in the competition.

Klopp had no doubts about whether or not his compatriot would succeed in England. However, he claimed that even Tuchel would be surprised at how quickly things unfolded.

“What he did at Chelsea is exceptional,” Klopp added. “I had no doubts that it would have a huge impact.

“He didn’t even expect it to happen so quickly. He won the UEFA Coach of the Year award and he really deserved it.

“The combination of financial wealth and footballing knowledge is always a threat to us. What they do is really good. Thomas is an exceptional manager and coach, all my respect.”


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Meanwhile, Gary Neville said “something is not right” with Jurgen Klopp after the referees ranted in the wake of Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Burnley.

The German coach was moving in his comments after the match. He explained that he believed Burnley crossed the line With their physical approach. Neville says he was not expecting Klopp’s comments, especially as a football manager who preached “heavy metal football”.

“I’m amazed”, the former Manchester United star said day Gary Neville podcast. Before the matches he was also talking about the referees and Leno’s decision against Brentford.

“Everyone last weekend, both on and off the field, in the interviews, seemed to think we were going in the right direction. I still think so. For me, the umpires were great in those first two weeks, and they were absolutely fantastic.

“It doesn’t mean they won’t do anything wrong, but they were absolutely fantastic and so was Stokely Park. So I’m really surprised that Klopp went for them in this period and he says we went back 15 years because that’s the guy who talked about heavy metal football.

“Football is fast and furious, the excitement of English football, the shear and push, the slip interferences. All the things you’d expect Klopp to love, the physicality of the game. But something just isn’t to his liking and I’m not quite sure what it is, maybe we’ll be out of it in the next couple of weeks.

“But it’s as if the physical part of the game that’s been back in the last two weeks just didn’t mesh with it, which surprised me.”

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