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Klopp has no doubts over his sides ‘mindset’ ahead of Chelsea clash

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is not worried that his side will be mentally and emotionally fatigued ahead of their crunch Premier League fixture against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The Reds of course experienced the massive high of qualifying for the Champions League final on Wednesday night after defeating Serie A side Roma 7-6 on aggregate in the semi final.

However, Klopp is not concerned that his sides European exertions will effect their performance when they travel to London this Sunday.

“I have not a little bit of doubt about the mindset of my boys,” Klopp said.

“It was a really nice thing to go to the final. The crowd were still in the stadium and the boys went there.

“That gave them a real boost. Before that they were exhausted. Done. Happy, yes, but Chelsea on Sunday.

“This little ‘mind holiday’ was really cool. We have to use the little gaps you have. We did that in Rome and then the flight back.

“It’s not a question of ‘are we recovered?’ – we have to be recovered.

“We don’t ask these questions ‘How do you feel?’ after that. It is all the process we are in.

“We have to do ‘that’, and then ‘that, and then ‘that’ – always in the right moment 100 per cent.

“We have times in between the games for the boys to switch off and it is only important we switch on at the right moment and everything can be fine.”

Liverpool go into the game tomorrow knowing that even a draw will all but secure their place in the top four and qualification for next seasons Champions League.

However, if they are to lose to Antonio Conte’s side and Chelsea then win their game in hand against Huddersfield the two sides will be level on points heading into the final day of the season.

Even if Klopp’s men do lose against Chelsea, their significantly better goal difference means a final day victory over Brighton at Anfield will still be to enough finish in the top four.

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