Jurgen Klopp Gets Major Boost Ahead of Liverpool vs Chelsea
Feb 01 2017 by Dustin Murphy
Here's everything you need to know about Chelsea's trip to Liverpool.
Conte reiterated there is no prospect of Costa leaving Chelsea for China next month while Klopp insisted: "If I had played against Costa we could never be friends".
A David Luiz free-kick put the Londoners in front at Anfield in the 24th minute only for Georginio Wijnaldum to equalise in the 57th minute.
The decision; penalty. Up steps the Costa but in a twist that only the Premier League script writers could come up with, Simon Mignolet saves the spot kick.
Referee Mark Clattenburg pointed to the spot, but Simon Mignolet dived to his right to deny the Spain global, sparking wild scenes from Klopp on the touchline.
The result was Arsenal's first defeat of 2017 and adds even more significance to Saturday's showdown with leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
"We have a very good player back for selection", manager Klopp said.
Klopp will restore his first-choice side, having made nine changes for the FA Cup tie, but with confidence at a season-low, producing a performance good enough to avoid defeat may be hard. I mean, Tuesday January 31. That advice clearly fell on deaf ears as the Gunners were stunned by Walter Mazzarri's sucker-punches from Younes Kaboul and Troy Deeney.
"It's important to win this type of game, increase your confidence, take three points from a rival". It will be the most important match if Arsenal wins on Tuesday against Watford. The home team will be leaning on young Philippe Coutinho, 24, to get the ball into the back of the net early in the game.
Arsenal is one the hottest teams in the league at the moment, though. So I say: keep your nerves please.
"So we don't have to make it too big, but it's not that hard".
"Is it allowed to celebrate a position like this, in this league, in this strong league, with the outstanding run of Chelsea so far?"
Mauricio Pochettino's side, who lost England left-back Danny Rose to a first half injury, rarely got into top gear in their second successive draw.
It was a save that earned Liverpool a point and Klopp was obviously very fired up, but some fans on Twitter really weren't impressed with Klopp's antics, and feel he deserves a ban. Yes maybe if he was not surprised he could have saved it but even if he was prepared it would have been hard to save it because it was really in the corner and right in the corner.
"It was handball for everybody but not the referee".