Antonio Conte heaps praise upon Liverpool as clash with Chelsea looms for Jurgen Klopp

The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern aren’t too worried about their side’s clash with Liverpool this weekend. The Blues have been on fire in recent weeks, whilst the Reds had a shocker in mid-week.

However, it seems as though Antonio Conte is well aware of the threat that Liverpool possess. He’s been discussing the Reds’ latest game, in which they drew 3-3 with Sevilla with the official Chelsea website, and he is full of praise for the side.

He said: “I watched the game. Liverpool played a really good first half with great intensity. But as you know very well, football is strange”.

Conte added: “Liverpool in the second half had opportunities to score other goals. They were also unlucky…We know very well what are the qualities of Liverpool”.

Despite Liverpool’s poor display, it doesn’t appear as though Antonio Conte is taking any chances. Though they’ve had a mixed season, when they play well the Reds are truly unstoppable, and so it remains to be seen just how tough this game will be for the Blues.

Whatever the case, though, Conte is clearly a fan of Klopp’s methods.

Landlord’s Verdict

It’s tough to disagree with Antonio Conte, to be honest. The Reds looked very good in the first half, and they did have chances to finish the game in the second-half – but it wasn’t to be.

Chelsea will need to be very wary, particularly if the Liverpool of the first half turn up. Conte is well aware of that, though, as these words suggest.

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