Istanbul (dpa) - Jürgen Klopp has "no problem" with the favorite role of his Liverpool in the European Football Supercup on Wednesday (21.00 clock / Sky and DAZN) against Chelsea.
But he did not know, "that this is seen," said the 52-year-old on Tuesday evening. "It always helps to win." He had to make sure that his team, which had won the Champions League in the preseason, was "ready". "We are here, everything is prepared, let's get started," said Klopp.
Against the Europa League winner, Liverpool must prove "again". In the Premier League, the Reds had started much better. Liverpool won 4-1 against promoted Norwich City, Chelsea defeated 4-0 at Manchester United. However, the Supercup have nothing to do with the league, "that's another competition," said Klopp, who credited new Chelsea coach Frank Lampard with an "outstanding job" at his former club Derby County.
The fact that a referee is being used in Stéphanie Frappart's first UEFA competitive match in men's football is a "historic moment", said Klopp. "This is a really good decision to nominate a woman for this very important game for millions of people." He himself would try to behave: "I will show my best side - otherwise my mother would be angry."
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