It is going to be the first time when both the Champions League and the Europa League winners are from England.
Liverpool and Chelsea will play the all English UEFA Super Cup 2019 in Turkey on Wednesday. The UEFA Champions League and the Europa League winners had a contrasting first gameweek in the Premier League with Liverpool thumping Norwich 4-1 while Chelsea lost 4-0 to Manchester United.
While talking ahead of the game, the Reds boss has pushed his players to stay greedy as they look to get the better of Chelsea and Frank Lampard who are already in a dicey situation.
“Stay greedy. That’s very important – I have no doubt about that. After the final we had about four weeks where everybody was [patting us on the back] and it was brilliant wherever we went.”
“The Super Cup itself is not a cup that I’ve really loved to watch in the past because I was often in [either the Champions League or Europa League] final. The Super Cup is obviously the final proof; if you are not in that game, it means you didn’t win the final. That’s completely different this year, so we’re looking forward to it. It’s a big one, it’s a wonderful city,” said Klopp to UEFA.com.
Next up: Super Cup… ????
⏪⏪ to THAT goal against Wednesday’s opponents… ???????? pic.twitter.com/wnPFg0KRJx
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 11, 2019
Talking about what to expect from the game and how different it would be despite facing a Premier League team yet again, he said, “To the Champions League final? Yes, hopefully. That game wasn’t an eye-catcher, but it’s not about that. You saw that both teams were under pressure and felt the intensity and the importance of the final, which can lead to strange things.”
“It’s a final, but the big difference between the Champions League final and this game is that it’s a new season, a different opponent. I think Chelsea have changed a lot: a new manager, Eden Hazard is not there anymore.”
Jurgen Klopp on Super Cup: “Chelsea changed a lot, Hazard not there any more, Frank Lampard coming in. He did brilliant job at Derby. People say we’re favourites bcos we came 2nd in the league and won CL but it’s about who is more ready that day and hopefully it’s us” #CFC pic.twitter.com/2ivYym5DKD
— The Blues (@TheBlues___) August 6, 2019
Chelsea are now without the services of Eden Hazard and David Luiz and with a change in their manager, it will be difficult for the Blues to contain the reigning European champions.