Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp wants his team to remain greedy as they aim to lift their 4th UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday.
By winning their 6th Champions League title, the Reds clinched their spot in the UEFA Super Cup for the first time since 2005. The venue is one of the most favorite ones in Liverpool’s history- Istanbul and their opponents are Chelsea who suffered a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Manchester United.
Liverpool will be without Alisson on Wednesday since the Brazilian sustained a calf injury in the Premier League opener against Norwich City while taking a goal kick. Barring Alisson, the Reds will have all of their key players with Sadio Mane standing a good chance of starting.
Speaking ahead of the match, Klopp feels that his team needs to be greedy if they are to lay their hands on the Super Cup on Wednesday.
As quoted by UEFA’s official website, the German said: “Stay greedy. That’s very important – I have no doubt about that, but it’s clear that we have to do that. After the final we had about four weeks where everybody was [patting us on the back] and it was brilliant wherever we went.
It’s just nice, but in a different world things like this can soften you and it can take the power out of you a bit. We are not like this, but it’s a fact that it could happen, at least. We only have to do the same again, and with a couple of things we maybe didn’t do too well, we have to do better. That’s how it is.”
After narrowly missing out on the Community Shield, the Reds will be eager to beat Chelsea to add another trophy to their collection.