Liverpool coach reveals what his team would do to defeat Brighton on Sunday
Liverpool coach, Jurgen Klopp, has revealed what his players need to do to defeat Brighton in the FA Cup clash on Sunday.
The Reds have suffered in the hands of Brighton this season, the first leg of their Premier League meeting ended 3-3, while the Seagulls spanked Jurgen Klopp’s men 3-0 at the Amex Stadium two weeks ago.
Klopp has now urged his players to maintain defensive discipline to prevent another embarrassing defeat.
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“I think we have showed we really want to go through. We always want to get better and that is what we will do. Brighton are in a really good moment,” added Klopp.
“It was still the worst game I have ever seen from my team that’s still the same, but thank God that we have played a few games since then.
“We did really well in moments and spells of the games. The first half against Chelsea, we were very disciplined and we didn’t give them a lot. We have to do that again against Brighton of course,” he said.
Since losing to Brighton, Liverpool have kept two clean sheets against Wolves and Chelsea.
“Clean sheets are massive for us,” Klopp said.
“Everyone waits for free-flowing performance but that takes time and it starts with clean sheets.”
Klopp also confirmed that Roberto Firmino, Diogo Jota are not yet ready for action.
“It will take a couple of weeks, then they can join training. We will have to see how it goes from there.
“(Arthur Melo) is running a lot, I think it will take two or three weeks until he can join team training. He needs a proper build-up. Fabio Carvalho is out.”
Liverpool have battled with injuries of key players like Virgil Van Dijk, Luis Diaz, Roberto Firmino, Diogo Jota and Arthur Melo in the course of the season.
The FA Cup holders have slipped out of the Champions League places, occupying the 9th position on the Premier League table.