Jurgen Klopp quiet about Liverpool's tactics ahead of final, thoughts on winning silverware

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp addressed the media ahead of his side's clash with Manchester City in the League Cup final at Wembley.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said he is sure that people will see the Reds will really want to lift the prize on offer on Sunday when they face Manchester City in the League Cup final at Wembley.

The Reds' boss has said that picking a squad for the final is one of the most difficult things for him, and despite humorously batting away questions about tactics, he suggested that his side had enough to cause Manuel Pellegrini's side problems on Sunday.

Klopp will be hoping for a similar result to the 4-1 win over City in November, as he told reporters at the pre-match press conference, as per the Liverpool Echo: “All I will say it will be completely different, or not. I won’t talk about tactics here. Even in Manchester they have televisions!

“I understand your question but I won’t say. We have a plan and my players will know.

“We have a good chance to make more problems for them than they can imagine in this moment. It would be a good idea.”

The Liverpool manager has played down the effect of Manchester City's trip to Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League on Wednesday, coming out with the line: "They flew. They did not walk."

Klopp has the opportunity to win a trophy with the club within five months of taking over at the Reds, and seemed to brush away any notion that winning silverware early on in his Anfield reign would buy him some breathing space in order to build the side he wants. 

“Do you think I need breathing space? We will see afterwards what it will mean to me. We’re in this job to win things - titles, cups, whatever. A lot of players or managers can work their whole life and not win anything.

"It won’t make a difference if I say a sentence today here or in a meeting tomorrow. 100% believe, confidence, whatever. But you have to know the other team will want to win too and it’s all about challenges.

“It’s all 100% in finals. These are the two best teams in this cup. This is the logical final.

“We can use our own history. I know both situations of a final - winning and losing. Nothing is decided before the game. It’s helpful if you can imagine everything is possible. You can dream but stop at the first whistle."

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