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Monday 5 December 2016

Klopp - We have to win

Liverpool manager treating all games with equal respect

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp has warned his players to respect every fixture in the Premier League as if it is their last.

After the media hype surrounding Liverpool's scoreless stalemate with bitter rivals Manchester United at Anfield at the start of the week, Klopp is keen that his players pay as much attention to West Brom as they did to Jose Mourinho's team.

"We don't lose or win against another team because of the name or the common history; it's because of performances.

"If we want to be successful we should win a lot of games," he said.

"First of all, we shouldn't care about the name of the team, where we play them, at home or away. We have to win, we have to win, we have to win, that's how it is.

'"I don't make differences between these types of teams," claimed Klopp.

"The differences between the Premier League and all the other leagues in world football is that there are big individual qualities in all of these teams. I think we all know the reason for it and that's the big difference.

"Nobody will go through and have at the end 120 points because there are a lot of difficult hurdles to jump over. West Brom is for sure one of them. They fight for every point.

"I respect them all and I showed it last year when we played West Brom. I celebrated the point and it was a little bit surprising for most of the people but I was happy."

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