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Klopp praises Toulouse ahead of Europa League test

Jurgen Klopp has called Toulouse a ‘talented football team’ ahead of Liverpool’s Europa League clash with the French side.

Liverpool take on the Ligue 1 outfit on Thursday evening as the Reds look to maintain their 100% start to the group stage campaign.


Toulouse are second in Group E after taking four points from two games to date, having qualified for Europe after winning the Coupe de France last season, thrashing Nantes 5-1 in the final.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Klopp said Toulouse have his full respect ahead of the French side’s visit to Anfield.

“Toulouse deserve all of our respect and it’s a really interesting story of them winning the French cup. It’s a massive thing.

“This year they have a really young talented football team. They have a clear idea, but how they show up here we don’t know. They got a point against PSG so we have to make sure that we’re really ready.

“We have to really create an atmosphere through the way we play. I’m sure they’re looking forward to playing at Anfield but we have to make sure they don’t enjoy it.

“We are here to win football games and that’s what I hope we can show. We have to play to our best. We will make a few changes, not too many, but we have to show we’re ready for the competition.

“We hope we’ll go long into the competition, but to do that you have to make decisive steps and tomorrow is one of them.”

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