Liverpool won the UEFA champions league last season and as expected there are questions surrounding that status. Jurgen Klopp have come out to say that the team will not feel the burden of being champions because it’s a feeling the crop of players aren’t used to, I don’t know exactly how that should feel he said.
We don’t feel the burden because I don’t know exactly how that should feel to be honest,” said the German.
“It’s long ago. Three or four months. The question keeps coming up about whether teams will play differently against us. I have no clue to be honest.
“I never went into a Champions League season, winning the Champions League the year before, so we will experience that [together for the first time]. I hope we are prepared for that.”
It was an all English affair at the UCL final last season the team captain Jordan Henderson lifting the trophy ahead of Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen, but the midfielder dismissed the notion that his side have a target on their back as reigning champions.
“I feel as though being at Liverpool everyone wants to beat you anyway,” he said.
“It’s the same for us, we want to beat everyone we play and they want to beat us.
“For us, it is the same as it always has been – it’s to give everything in every single game we play in and we know it will be a tough game tomorrow.
“They’re a great side but we’ve just got to concentrate on what we can do. If we perform at the level that I know we can then we’ll have a good opportunity to win the game.”