Match Preview: Chelsea v Liverpool (FA Cup)

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Match Chelsea Liverpool Chelsea and Liverpool scramble to revive the momentum during the clash in the FA Cup fifth round at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday (3/4/2020). Match Chelsea Liverpool

Liverpool recently suffered a shock defeat with a landslide score 0-3 from low-ranking club Watford in the 28th week of the Premier League on Sunday (1/3/2020). It was the inaugural defeat of the Reds in the league this season. Match Chelsea Liverpool

Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp believes the defeat did not affect the mentality of his fleet. Match Chelsea Liverpool

“Can we do better? Of course. Something went wrong (contra Watford) and we had the opportunity to react. “Everyone is fighting for everything,” he said during a press conference ahead of Chelsea’s counter on Monday (2/3/2020). Match Chelsea Liverpool

“This is the situation now. The incident was over, now we can refocus on our football. It doesn’t bother us, “said the German captain. Match Chelsea Liverpool

The defeat of Watford did not make Liverpool fall from the throne of the Premier League. The Merseyside club still leads with a 22 point advantage over Manchester City in second place. Match Chelsea Liverpool

On paper, Liverpool already hold one Premier League trophy hand. Now, Klopp also reiterated his fleet desire to win the FA Cup title. For that, he wants his troops to focus on the game counter Chelsea later. Match Chelsea Liverpool

“This game is very important. We have to win if we want to go, you only have one chance. It will not be easy. “Two big teams play each other, it will be interesting,” said Klopp. Match Chelsea Liverpool

The happy thing is, Klopp got the news of Joe Gomez and James Milner’s condition recovering and ready to play.

Just like Liverpool, Chelsea also ambitious to break the negative period after the last two games without a win. After being humiliated by Bayern Munich 0-3 in the first leg of the Champions League last 16 at Stamford Bridge, the Blues were held 2-2 by AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday (2/29/2020).

Of course, the West London club wants to make the match against Liverpool a momentum of awakening.

But, Chelsea coach Frank Lampard is aware, the match will not be easy, especially the visitors came with injured conditions. He believes the Reds will appear more determined than usual to pay disappointment in the previous match.

“I would not say it is an exact science, it is just the reaction of the players. When you see them, they look like a big professional team, “Lampard said.

“We have to play with great enthusiasm. They have done well in the past year, and their defeat will not make it easier, “he said.

 

 

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