Jurgen Klopp has claimed the result from tonight’s friendly with Barcelona is unimportant.
He’s right, of course, but wouldn’t it be lovely to beat the team widely considered to be the best in Europe?!
“Whatever happens, it will not tell us too much,” said the boss.
“It’s only about the moment.
“I don’t think at this moment that ‘oh, we should compete with Barcelona, or whatever’. It doesn’t make too much sense to make it our target to be better than Barcelona or bigger than Barcelona at this point. You need to take it step by step.”
He went on offer a revealing insight into how he prepares for regular games:
“If this was a usual game, I would have watched them 10 or 15 times before the game, analysing them so we can prepare,” he added.
“But this time it is about us. I haven’t analysed them. I watched the Leicester game but only because I could.”
He concluded by admitting he thinks they are still the best team in the world, despite not making it to the Champions League final last season.
“I think they are still the best team in the world on a good day. That doesn’t mean they win everything. I know who won the last Champions League and that Barcelona can have some bad results, but that’s not about the quality it was only about the moment.”
Kick-off at Wembley is a little over five minutes away.