Jürgen Klopp has dismissed claims that the game against Chelsea will be his toughest so far as Liverpool boss – but he says their poor start to the season could see them a difficult opponent.
The forty-eight year old takes his injury-depleted side to face the fifteenth placed Blues on Saturday lunchtime.
But he does not feel it is his biggest test so far.
“You think Tottenham was easy? Southampton? Do the Chelsea players not know any more how to play football?” he said.
“No of course not. They did well in the last game.
“Last year, Chelsea played with a very good defence, a very good structure and the quality to finish the situation up front.
“Diego Costa, Oscar, Ramires, Eden Hazard. All these guys are great football players. At set pieces, you have the threat of John Terry and Gary Cahill too. So it’s difficult to play against Chelsea.
“They were full of self-confidence last year so maybe that makes a difference, but to be wounded, sometimes that makes you stronger too.
“We cannot decide this game here and now, though. We have to go and play it.” he finished.