[dropcap]L[/dropcap]iverpool is going to play Europa League under new manager Jurgen Klopp and it’s a first home match for him. Last week match against Tottenham proved that Liverpool is changing after Klopp’s arrival.
This time they are going to play in Anfield and it will be a big match and good entertainment for the fans. Liverpool is missing some key players due to injury, but they can hold the opponents with new game plans.
About his first home match:
Klopp said: “I’m really looking forward to this game, it’s by night, by light and a special atmosphere,”
“It’s my first home game and hopefully we can take this special atmosphere and transport it into the game. I want to go there, I want to feel it. That’s what we’re all waiting for, these special moments.
“Of course if somebody wants to surprise us and be louder and wilder than ever in your life, try to! We have to concentrate but we have to be open for help from outside. If somebody wants to help us then that’s cool.
“This Europa League is quite open. It could be a big step for us in this group. We want to see the next step in our development. We have this experience of the Tottenham game. It wasn’t perfect but it was a step in the right direction.
“Now this is completely different. Tottenham press hard and that was why the game was so wild. Rubin Kazan have a special style in play. We have to be very careful and concentrate and fight for the second balls because they play long balls.
“We have to be organised and be fully concentrated in set-plays because they are taller than us. That is the challenge. But hopefully we’ll be a bigger challenge for them.
“We have to be patient, in a football way. I hope no-one is waiting for it to be 4-0 after three minutes and is then disappointed.”
It seems Klopp is going to take the Europa League a lot more seriously than others.