Klopp insists his plan B is to make plan A better

Joey Barton

"I think when Jurgen puts his favourite team out, it has always been those two, barring injuries", the Liverpool legend said on LFC TV, when asked if he thinks Klopp will play Lovren alongside Matip against the Clarets.

"We know how to play but in the end you have to come into specific spaces and make the right decisions".

"My job, how I understand it, is to help them find the right decisions easier". It's certainly good for myself and the staff to realise that we do work with these players and they do develop and improve.

Klopp admitted that in his pre-match press conference before Arsenal he was "not sure" whether they would win and added he is "not sure" they will beat Burnley but that he is "quite optimistic".

"With Burnley, it's clear with what you have to expect".

Burnley will also glean some confidence from their last encounter with Liverpool in the second week of the season when they collected a 2-0 win at Turf Moor despite conceding just over 80 percent of possession.

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The performance at Manchester United last weekend suggested a return to form of some sort, and the visit of a West Ham side with just one win in their last five represents a great opportunity to get back to winning ways. "There are a lot of games to play, lot of things to do". "Yes, we know how to play".


"I know when we prepare for a game against the top side and then we prepare (against lower teams) in the public eye it can be a little bit stiff".

Heading into the weekend, Chelsea sits in first place in the Premier League and has a 10 point lead on Tottenham, the next closest team in the standings.

Klopp admitted he has held talks with the striker in a bid to help the Belgium global get back to his best form. You miss a chance against Burnley and everyone thinks differently - "Ah, difficult, difficult, we won't have another chance like this".

He said that there is "nothing decided" before the game, stating that "everything is possible" and that Liverpool "have to take it like it is".

Burnley haven't won both games against Liverpool in the same season since 1929/30 - they were relegated that season from the top-flight.

Liverpool's struggles have mostly been against the so-called smaller teams.

Last week, we stumped many of you by asking your to name Liverpool's Top 20 Premier League goalscorers. As teams advance in the tournaments, it forces some Premier League matches to be rescheduled. Burnley have six away games remaining to avoid that infamous record.

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