//Klopp Bids To Ease Liverpool Pressure

Klopp Bids To Ease Liverpool Pressure

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says his side can handle the pressure of their Premier League title battle by learning to enjoy their situation.

The Reds have drawn their last two Premier League games and were then knocked off top spot by Manchester City on Wednesday night after the defending champions claimed a 2-0 win at Everton.

City now hold the lead by virtue of a superior goal difference, albeit having played a game more, but Liverpool can move back to the top of the pile with a win over Bournemouth at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

“It’s not about pressure, it’s about enjoying the situation you are in,” said the German manager. “We have 62 points, have lost one game in the whole season so far, which is very positive.”

Liverpool won the reverse Cherries fixture 4-0 earlier in the season and are a top price of 2/9 to win on Saturday, but Klopp won’t be taking their opponents for granted.

Bournemouth managed an impressive 4-0 over Chelsea earlier this month and are 16/1 to come out on top at Anfield.

Eddie Howe’s men have struggled away from Dean Court, however, with eight successive away defeats in all competitions ahead of their tough trip to Merseyside.

Klopp is boosted by the returns of Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum and Trent Alexander-Arnold from injury, but Dejan Lovren looks set to miss out with a thigh injury, with Joe Gomez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain long-term absentees.

Bournemouth boss Howe will be without striker Callum Wilson and midfielder David Brooks due to respective knee and ankle injuries.

2019-02-08T13:39:40+00:00 February 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |