Jurgen Klopp’s in a positive, upbeat mood – and not because of any chemicals he’s putting into his body!
The exhilaration of managing Liverpool and trying to get us into the top four is enough to keep him going…
Liverpool face West Ham on Sunday lunchtime, knowing a win will put us within inches of Champions League qualification with one home game against Middlesbrough on the final day of the season to go.
“You have to learn in life that the pressure comes at the end of the season. If you have no pressure you’re not going for anything,” Klopp told a packed press-conference, cited in the Echo.
“We are strong, we have a difficult game. It’s very important.
“I’m in a positive mood without drugs! It shouldn’t be a surprise that I don’t use things like this!”
We’ve actually won our past three away games, against Stoke, West Brom and Watford, so the fact we’re playing at the London Stadium against a side who theoretically have nothing to fight for may benefit us…
They did however just beat Spurs in a performance which will keep Slaven Bilic in charge next term, so their tails will be up.
Thankfully for us, Andy Carroll and Mark Noble are out, although with Sadio Mane still injured, as well as skipper Jordan Henderson, our absentees are just as damaging.