Jurgen Klopp sends positive message to Liverpool fans ahead of Hull clash
The Liverpool manager believes the Reds have got back some of their momentum ahead of Saturday's trip to Hull City
Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool have managed to gain some momentum in the top-four race ahead of their trip to Hull City on Saturday afternoon.
The Reds battled to a 1-1 draw with Premier League leaders Chelsea on Tuesday night after Georginio Wijnaldum cancelled out David Luiz’s free-kick with a close-range header on Merseyside.
Liverpool still haven’t won a Premier League game in their last four outings, although the 18-time English champions ended their three-game losing run with a 1-1 stalemate against the leaders.
Klopp watched on as his Liverpool players limped out of the EFL Cup and the FA Cup over the past week to leave the Reds with just the Premier League to play for in the current campaign.
Speaking to Liverpool’s website ahead of their trip to Hull City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, Klopp was feeling much more upbeat about his side’s potential for the remainder of the season.
“We’ll watch Hull at Manchester United and then we will prepare ourselves, go there and try everything. We got something back, that’s good. But we have to carry on,” Klopp said.
“It’s a fantastic club that is able to create an atmosphere like this. Not a lot of places can do this. When we made the equaliser, it was like when we played here against Dortmund. That was really good. You could actually feel the relief.
“But we need to learn to keep our nerves; it’s not everything world-class when we win a game 3-0 or 4-0, but not everything is bad when we lose, even when we lose three games.
“And the reasons… we couldn’t play the strongest side all the time. ‘But we should have more players’ – yes, maybe, but you cannot know [about] injuries before, and things like this. That’s really important.
“We [can] all together use the time. We stuck together, for sure. I see the people still say ‘Hello’ when I pass them! Let’s keep the nerves, let’s use our common experience in this small period and then go for everything. We will see where it leads us.”
Liverpool didn’t make any signings in the January transfer window.