Jurgen Klopp wants Liverpool players to "be angry" against Hull City
The Reds boss has called on his squad to play with fire in their bellies against the Tigers.
Liverpool boss Klopp has enjoyed an excellent start to the season as the Anfield outfit have picked up 10 points from a tough opening set of fixtures.
As suggested by a club legend, it may be a little early for Liverpool to be thinking about a Premier League-winning campaign but if they have any hope of tasting success this season, home ties to sides like Hull must be won.
Klopp has urged his players to be "angry" when the game kicks off at 3pm on Saturday:
Klopp: "We feel good, we feel strong. We need to be angry against Hull - they want our points." pic.twitter.com/VDd2renOMZ— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 22, 2016
The German gaffer believes that his team need to show that they can beat so-called weaker teams who come to Anfield with a gameplan of sitting deep and not allowing Liverpool's fluid attack to find space:
Klopp: "Yes we need to be angry v Hull. They want our points. We have to think about why people think we have problems against bus parking."— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) September 22, 2016
Pretty emphatic message from Klopp in this press conference… wants Anfield to greet Hull in the same way would Chelsea, Arsenal, Man Utd…— Chris Bascombe (@_ChrisBascombe) September 22, 2016
Klopp on Hull: "Why should it be easier? Why should a team who people think is weaker than us not have the opportunity to win?"— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) September 22, 2016
Klopp: “So many people think we have big problems against ‘bus parking’ but I don’t remember much space against Chelsea.”— Chris Bascombe (@_ChrisBascombe) September 22, 2016
Klopp: "We are 100 per cent aware of the difficulties we could have in this game. I know we will be ready." pic.twitter.com/IWL7SGVEIH— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 22, 2016
The manager is also pleased to have drawn a home tie in the fourth round of the EFL Cup, after Tuesday's 3-0 victory over Derby, even though they face tough opposition in the form of Tottenham Hotspur:
Klopp also delivered an injury update as Daniel Sturridge looks set to be fit for Saturday afternoon's clash:
Klopp: "Sturridge should train today. Lallana and Gini will be ready. Joe Gomez is doing well but he's not team training yet." pic.twitter.com/GV0tHCOWjJ— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 22, 2016