Published: Sat, April 13, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp calls for Chelsea fans to be banned forever

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp calls for Chelsea fans to be banned forever

During the 2013/14 season, Liverpool appeared to be on the brink of Premier League glory, however Jose Mourniho's Chelsea dashed their hopes at Anfield, winning 2-0 in a game featured Steven Gerrard's notorious slip that sent Demba Ba through on goal.

Liverpool played the whole of March without losing a match, recording three wins and a draw to stay in contention for a league title in 29 years. Such a call would be a boost for Liverpool.

It is something Chelsea are acutely aware of as it was pointed out to Mignolet by his compatriot and Blues playmaker Eden Hazard recently.

Manchester City will play Crystal Palace in London earlier on Sunday and if City drop points, even then the pressure will be on Liverpool to capitalize on the opportunity.

For all Klopp's optimism, Liverpool have not beaten Chelsea at Anfield in their past eight encounters, a barren run that includes a 2-1 League Cup defeat this season inspired by Eden Hazard's superb late victor.

"It's all about the game on Sunday".

'It's not about frustrating Liverpool, it's about playing our game.

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There are very few teams in the Premier League over whom Liverpool do not enjoy supremacy.

Liverpool learned their lesson the hard way, having previously struggled to cope with the losses of Xabi Alonso, Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez, whereas selling Hazard would be relatively unchartered territory for Chelsea.

In all competitions, Chelsea are unbeaten in their last eight meetings in front of the Kop - a run that stretches all the way back to 2012. When we went there they had the party almost ready because they were smashing every team in Anfield.

However, Maurizio Sarri's side have a poor record on the road following four losses in their last six away games in the Premier League.

Klopp wants his team - and their fans - to be in "fighting mood" for the final title sprint.

"Chelsea are in a really good moment, that's the most important thing for me to know", he told reporters. More importantly, those 28 goals are nearly half of the 57 goals that Chelsea have scored so far. xG90 + xA90 of 0.75 and a xGBuildUp90 of 0.34 indicate that when he is not scoring or creating goals, the Belgian is likely to get involved in goal buildup.

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