Klopp explains why Boro clash isn’t a ‘cup final’


Labelling Sunday’s meeting with Middlesbrough a ‘cup final’ is unnecessary, says Jürgen Klopp, whose pre-match expectations of his Liverpool team never change.

This weekend marks the end of the Premier League season, with the Reds going into their home fixture with Boro knowing that a win would guarantee either third or fourth place in the final standings.

That, of course, would result in the return of Champions League football to Anfield in 2017-18, but Klopp feels any ‘special motivation’ is not required ahead of the clash with the north-east outfit, despite the high stakes involved.

“I don’t think we need different kinds of descriptions for this game, so it’s a ‘cup final’ or a ‘World Cup final’ or that it’s the most important game of however many years and everything,” the boss told Liverpoolfc.com.

“It is a football game. If we really – and I know we do – expected from ourselves that in each game we win the game, what is the difference?

continue reading here : http://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/263632-klopp-explains-why-boro-clash-isn-t-a-cup-final

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