Quite simply: “be angry.”
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Klopp, 49, spoke to the media ahead of Liverpool’s clash against the Tigers as his side come off the back of a big win away at Chelsea last Friday and they’ve now beaten Arsenal, Leicester City and Chelsea in their opening five Premier League games of the season.
With talk of a title charge laughed off by Klopp, for now, he wants to see his team hungry for more points when Hull come to Anfield this weekend.
“We need to be angry v Hull,” Klopp said. “They want our points. We have to think about why people think we have problems against bus-parking. I don’t know why people think we have problems with this? I didn’t see too much space against Chelsea [last Friday]. It will be difficult. But if we accept before that it is difficult then we can perform and that is what we should do. We have to go to Anfield on Saturday afternoon in the most positive mood we have ever been in. I know we will ready.”
Liverpool has won three-straight games in all competitions and without any European action to negotiate this season it is likely Klopp’s will be very hungry as well as angry.
Apart from the shock defeat at Burnley — a game they dominated but somehow lost 2-0 — Klopp’s side have almost been foaming at the mouth from the start of games with Sadio Mane, Adam Lallana and Georginio Wijnaldum particularly impressive but the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Jordan Henderson have also been close to the top of their games.
Plenty of the talk before this Hull game will be about who starts up top. Last Friday at Chelsea Klopp started with Daniel Sturridge but hooked him off early in the second half for Divock Origi (he scored in the 3-0 win at Derby County in the EFL Cup in midweek), while Firmino was injured for the Chelsea clash but will be available against Hull.
The other big issues for Liverpool is he will start in goal as Simon Mignolet has started every PL game thus far but new signing Lorus Karius has returned from injury and played in the win at Derby.
Klopp will make some players angry as he can’t pick them all. Then again, that’s what he wants…