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  • David Tyrer

Klopp on the importance of Liverpool's pre-match meeting

With just over two hours remaining until Liverpool emerge from their wooden, ramshackle dressing room in the Goodison Park car park, the pressure is no doubt approaching a peak.

Liverpool's players will arrive at Everton knowing a win puts them just three points away from become legends, by picking up our first title in 30 years; sweet number 19.

But there's still a lot of preparation to take place, and one of the most important parts will be the boss's pre-match meeting with the players.

Many will assume Klopp - like many other managers - has a pre-written rallying cry to his charges, ahead of what many like to see as almost literal 'war' but the German has admitted he doesn't yet know what he'll say.

While it's also assumed that Jurgen can single-handedly inspire his players to win games, the boss himself doesn't reckon that's the case. Instead, he thinks team-talks can lose you more games than they win.

Speaking to, he said: "I have an idea of what I will tell them, but there are still a few hours until then.

"A few things can go through my mind, but in the end I’ve done it a few times so I should be fine.

"You cannot win the game in the meeting, I think you can lose it.

"I’m not sure but I think if you say completely the wrong things then maybe you can lose it there, but you cannot win it.

"In the end, we have to give the right information and the boys have to do the job."

The Reds will take on Everton at Goodison Park tonight in the final derby game of the season, kick off time is 19:00 BST.




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