What Jurgen Klopp said of Chelsea boss Pochettino before beating him 4-1

Revealed: What Jurgen Klopp said of Chelsea boss Pochettino before beating him 4-1

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp had so many positive things to say of Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino, before Wednesday night’s Anfield clash.

For Klopp, Chelsea are a team that is still in development, although he has no doubt that with Mauricio Pochettino in charge, the future is very bright for them.

The Liverpool boss wrote in his Matchday Programme notes: “Ever since I have been in England – and clearly for much longer than that – the games that we have had against Chelsea have only ever been hugely competitive, a proper fight I would say, so it makes sense that we should not expect anything different tonight.

“It is obvious to anyone who has been paying attention that Chelsea are a team which is very much in the clear improvement stage of their development cycle under Mauricio Pochettino, a manager and a person who I could not have more respect for but also someone, like anyone else, was going to need time to reach this point with what is effectively a new team.

“The fact that he has reached a final in his first season in charge speaks volumes and we look forward to meeting Chelsea at Wembley next month but, at the same time, we know that they are an opponent with so much quality and so much room to become even better. We will need to be on our toes in both games, I will put it like this.

“Mauricio was actually my first managerial opponent in the Premier League and of course we met in the Champions League final in 2019 and in my experience he has always done a brilliant job. He is also a great guy left and right of the games that we play against one another so I am looking forward to seeing him tonight and welcoming him and his staff to Anfield.”

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