Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that his players are ready to bounce back against Manchester City.
The Premier League champions visit Anfield on Sunday afternoon with the two sides sat at the top of the table with the same points and very similar records so far this season.
And the German says that his team need to show “the greed to respond” to losses against Napoli and Chelsea over the past ten days or so following seven consecutive victories.
“The greed to respond, that’s it.” he said.
“I don’t want to talk too much about it, but it’s a very intense period, and we played against very demanding teams in the last few weeks.
“It’s quite difficult then to make plenty of changes in these moments, because what you need is to have a formation who knows how to defend together, because in a lot of parts of the game, the other teams like Paris, Chelsea, Napoli, they’ll have the ball.
“So it needs to work out pretty well. That’s what takes longest.
“This is the last of these tests, and the boys were always there. They performed always. Even when we lost to Chelsea it was a good game.
“This one was not a good game because we didn’t fight back in the game. We didn’t really come back.
“I saw a lot of worse games in my life than that where I could get a point or whatever, but not on this night. I said afterwards it was a fair result because it was.
“But with a bit of luck we get a point which could be very important at the end of the group.
“We know we can do better, and for the weekend we know we have to do better, that’s all.
“Even if we get a point in Naples, we would have known we have to do much better. That’s what we try now, against one of the strongest teams in world football.
“But in an outstanding stadium with fantastic stadium, against a really good football team – which we are still – let’s try again.” he finished.
Liverpool supporters will certainly hope to see an improved performance on Sunday afternoon.