Klopp not underestimating Cardiff and Huddersfield

Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates after the 4-1 victory during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final 2nd Leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC at Estádio do Dragão

Klopp not underestimating Cardiff and Huddersfield

Chelsea are now left battling for fourth place in the Premier League and are through to the semi-finals of the Europa League, courtesy of a 5-3 aggregate win over Slavia Prague, leaving two paths open for next season's Champions League.

"But I think in [the second leg] because United were losing 1-0, they tried to start with a different perspective". "[It was] not just the fact that we'd won but the way that we'd won. We are not exhausted", Klopp told a news conference on Friday.

If Cardiff can keep it tight until halftime then they might have a shot at a point.

Cardiff have also not beaten the Reds for almost 60 years, a 4-0 win at Anfield in December, 1959, which was Bill Shankly's first game as Liverpool manager. We're playing away and that's always hard in the Premier League.

Liverpool travel to Wales to take on Cardiff City in the Premier League on Saturday, as they look to navigate the next obstacle in their title charge. "He told me I will try but I'm not sure I will finish the match, so I prefer to change him because we have to play another very important match in three or four days".

Warnock has done a good job with Cardiff and even if they go down they should be a strong and more experienced team going back into the Championship.

"If I see for example Ajax play Barcelona or Liverpool in the final, if they reach the final, I think Barcelona and Liverpool can beat them playing their own strength, but when your quality is not, you have to go to the strategic point of view and give them what they don't want". They can perhaps cling to the fact that Wolves' form against the weaker sides in the Premier League is oddly poor in comparison to results against the top six, but that feels like straw-clutching. "The boys have always shown outstanding character and awareness of their situation".

Klopp says he and his players have not been wasting any time thinking what they might end up with at the end of the season, frequently comparing the title race to a marathon.

Klopp said that the television deal for the Premier League made it hard for the governing body to move the schedule as they have in the Netherlands. That's the area that Messi comes to get the ball and when Messi has the ball... one, one, one...you are dead. "Would I prefer it if we were the only team with this number of points?" Of course I would but a special season like this is good for the whole community and it is the reason why this country has four teams in the European semi-finals. That is big. That is a really big statement.

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