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The table. It’s been a while, so let’s remind ourselves of the current state of play … and why both teams, for differing reasons, really could do with the three points this lunchtime.
… and now BT collar an equally cheery Jurgen Klopp. “Darwin Nunez had a little problem … he had a cut on his foot that is really uncomfortable … he’s now back in training so that’s why we start like we start … the main thing against City is to cut off the passing options between the lines … that is a massive challenge … we have had exactly one session with all the boys together [after the internationals] … [Klopp is asked if he would describe Liverpool’s season as a rollercoaster] … actually, a rollercoaster is a nice thing! … oh God … let us talk again after! … it’s not that the boys don’t want it, it just didn’t click in some games … some things developed a bit in a negative way, when we went 1-0 down the reaction was not great … because we are Liverpool and we used to be successful, but all of a sudden we are not there … it’s a process to fight against it in a confident way … but we have had sensational games this season too … [it’s pointed out Liverpool have the best record in a mini-league containing the top six] that’s a surprise, isn’t it! … you need to win against everybody and we were good at it, but this year we were not … there is still a lot to go for, and we will still try.”