We're preparing like a final, says Klopp ahead of Salzburg clash

We're preparing like a final, says Klopp ahead of Salzburg clash

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says his side is prepared for 'a final' against Salzburg in their last match of Champions League Group E. 

Liverpool will take on Salzburg as UCL Group E comes to a conclusion tonight. The Reds lead the section ahead of its last matchday and know a draw or win will guide them into the knockout stages of Europe’s top club competition for a third successive season. 

"It is exactly like it is. We drew the last game and after that game, Napoli were for sure in a better mood than we were – and Salzburg was in the best mood for sure, they won their away game and knew they could go to the next round by their own doing," Klopp told the club's official website. 

"But, how it always is, there were two weeks between the two games – the last one and the one tomorrow. And, day by day, everybody realized more there is still a game to play. We knew that first because we knew immediately after the Napoli game we have a final, and we have to make sure we are prepared for a final."

"We always had to do it the hard way, I can’t remember one time when it was, ‘Oh fine, done’ a week before. We are at least used to that. But it’s still a job to do, Salzburg are really strong. But, good news, we are strong as well and that’s what we have to show tomorrow night."