Jurgen Klopp has instructed his Liverpool gamers they need to “simply go for it” for the rest of the season as they bid to get again into the highest 4.
Liverpool’s Champions League hopes had been ended by Actual Madrid on Wednesday night time, which means their solely route into subsequent 12 months’s competitors is by enhancing their league place.
“We simply go for it, go and go and go and play our greatest soccer,” Klopp mentioned forward of his aspect’s journey to face Leeds, stay on Monday Night time Soccer.
“We’re after all beneath strain as we need to end within the prime 4 however we do not know within the second if we are going to. Now we have seven video games to show that and we are going to attempt.”
Each Liverpool and Leeds can be bidding for a fourth straight league win on Monday night time, with Leeds coming off a powerful victory away to leaders Manchester Metropolis final weekend.
“We should always not overlook the opponents we face,” Klopp added. “We gained the final three and that is why we’re nonetheless round, nonetheless within the combat for the Champions League spots.
“It is clear now we have to win soccer video games. It could be greatest to win all of them, however they’re robust opponents and now we have to respect all of them.
“Now we have to win video games and put strain on groups. That is all we all know and we are going to attempt.”
Klopp praised Marcelo Bielsa’s aspect for taking three factors off the Premier League leaders with solely 10 males, however mentioned there was little for Liverpool to study tactically from final weekend’s sport on the Etihad.
He continued: “They had been all the way down to 10 early on so there’s not loads to take by way of techniques [for Monday] however that they had massive character. With the eagerness they confirmed they deserved the win.”
‘Let’s hope Kabak and Phillips can proceed good type’
Ozan Kabak and Nathaniel Phillips have introduced Liverpool some long-awaited stability in defence after a season of Klopp chopping and altering his centre-back pairing following accidents to Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and even stand-in centre-half Jordan Henderson.
Liverpool have gained their final 4 league video games when Kabak and Phillips have began collectively and Klopp is hoping that partnership can proceed to impress.
“It is good. Issues need to develop, gamers need to get used to one another,” he mentioned.
“There was by no means a query about high quality. Ozan and Nat have completed very well. Hopefully it is going to keep like this.
“I am actually comfortable for them. Ozan got here right here at 20-years-old and is making a giant step and successful extra video games than earlier than, it’s good for him. Nat has had an distinctive [start to his Liverpool] profession.
Gomez has begun working as he continues his restoration from a knee damage, whereas Van Dijk, Gomez and Matip are making optimistic progress on their long-term restoration plans.
Commenting on Gomez’s restoration, Klopp mentioned: “There was no actual response within the knee, he’s working. He’s in a great way like Virg and Joel and Hendo.”