Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has today drawn comparisons between his side’s opponents this weekend, Chelsea, and his former charges at Borussia Dortmund.
Chelsea vs Liverpool
The Reds are set to travel to Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening, for their latest Premier League outing.
Liverpool head into proceedings sitting pretty atop the English top-flight table, having racked up 5 wins from their opening 5 league fixtures of the campaign.
The Merseysiders’ latest outing, in the Champions League on Tuesday night, though, saw them put to the sword by 2 goals to nil at Serie A giants Napoli.
“Revenge for the Champions League final!”
Fernando Llorente pounces on a rare Van Dijk error to bag his first Napoli goal and become an instant hero at his new club! pic.twitter.com/omUucs0u8F
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 17, 2019
Chelsea, meanwhile, also fell to defeat in their European curtain-raiser this week.
A solitary strike from Valencia hitman Rodrigo saw Los Che emerge from Stamford Bridge with a smash-and-grab 1-0 win.
‘Reminds me a bit of my team’
The loss for Frank Lampard’s men on Tuesday night came just days after the capital outfit appeared to have gotten their season back on track, by means of a thoroughly-impressive 5-2 drubbing of Wolves.
Chelsea’s young guns proved the stars of the show at Molineux, with Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount having both found the net, either side of a Tammy Abraham hat-trick.
The youngest Chelsea player to score a #PremierLeague hat-trick 🔥
And now Tammy Abraham is the league’s top goalscorer!
— Optus Sport (@OptusSport) September 14, 2019
And it is this impressive young core which has since seen Jurgen Klopp compare the Pensioners to a side whom he once took charge of.
Speaking earlier today in anticipation of Liverpool’s meeting with Chelsea on Sunday, Klopp revealed that he is reminded of the gifted young Borussia Dortmund whom he previously guided to success in Germany, when watching the Londoners in action:
Klopp on Chelsea: “It reminds me a little bit of my team at Dortmund years back. People always talk about how young they are, but they only play because they are that good.”
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) September 20, 2019