Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool’s mentality not a problem ahead of Chelsea clash
The Liverpool manager defends his team's mentality ahead of Chelsea's trip to Anfield on Saturday evening
Jurgen Klopp insists his Liverpool team have a “fantastic mentality” despite them having squandered a 3-0 lead to draw with Sevilla on Tuesday night.
The Reds appeared to have steadied the ship following four successive victories in the Champions League and the Premier League over the past month or so.
Liverpool conceded one goal in wins against Maribor, Huddersfield Town, West Ham United and Southampton to stop leaking goals at an alarming rate.
The Merseyside outfit conceded 16 times in nine Premier League games to underline their title challenge and leave Liverpool targeting a top-four finish.
Liverpool eased into a commanding 3-0 lead at Sevilla on Tuesday night to continue their momentum with a dominant first-half performance.
However, the Spanish side came roaring back in the second half and two mistakes from Alberto Moreno cut Liverpool’s lead to one goal.
In what felt like an inevitable outcome, Sevilla scored an added-time equaliser to rescue a point for the La Liga outfit in the Champions League.
Speaking at his post-match media conference following Liverpool’s disappointing collapse, Klopp defended Liverpool’s mentality ahead of Chelsea’s visit this weekend.
“We showed already a fantastic mentality. We showed it against – the obvious one – Dortmund, we showed it in a lot of other games.
“Yes, it was not perfect [at Sevilla], that’s true, but it is not a general problem. In this atmosphere, yes, we need to get more and more experience.
“Could we have done better? 100 per cent. Do we think it’s a mentality problem? 100 per cent not. It was a misjudgement.”
Liverpool will welcome Chelsea to Anfield on Saturday evening after collecting four points against the champions last term.