Liverpool's Simon Mignolet fears Carabao Cup exit will hit first-team chances

Elena Summers
September 28, 2018

City finished third, 15 points behind champions Chelsea, and Guardiola was left without silverware.

"We made eight changes against Wolves, for example, and it shows we have a lot of players and a lot of competition in the squad". "I said before the game, the stadium will be full which means we have to be at 100 percent".

"But of course for the long term you need to get used to all these different things more and he makes big steps in that".

On where Liverpool needed to improve in general, Klopp added: 'I was happy with how we adapted in the end.

"In my opinion we haven't seen the best of him yet".

Shaqiri seemed to perform well throughout the game but was reprimanded by his boss at full-time to the surprise of many watching on.

"Stopping passes to Hazard [is] a good idea, being close [is] also a good idea", Klopp said.

"The best preparation for Saturday's game is Wednesday's game".

Chelsea are two points behind both Liverpool and reigning champions Manchester City after their own flawless record went pop at West Ham. It's a big one, it's Chelsea versus Liverpool - that sounds already good and now we have to make sure it is good! But the best preparation for the Saturday game is the Wednesday game because you can never know more about an opponent than in the match you play against them.

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp: "We try to use the information from [Wednesday] to be better on Saturday". But still we lost. His impact is always obvious, but we could play football before Virgil van Dijk and we can play without Virgil, thank God. "But, so far, so good and the boys are fully in it and ready to go". "The Liverpool players retreated and that enabled Cesc Fabregas to have more time and space on the ball and it got Chelsea back on the front foot".

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Although Manchester City's 2017-18 record-smashing vintage may have something to say about it, there is an argument for claiming Chelsea's 2009-10 season was the most impressive in Premier League history.

Klopp gave Fabinho his first start and put together a back five consisting of former first team members; Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip, Alberto Moreno, Nathaniel Clyne & Simon Mignolet.

"We do the job to play all the games somebody gives us".

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