Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp Wary Of Underestimating Maribor

Rosalie Stanley
October 17, 2017

Klopp said that Liverpool can not simply "wait until they lose the ball" and said from his point of view it "has to be a high-intensity game because it's a very important game for both teams", calling his side to "be ready" for such an aggressive encounter.

Jurgen Klopp has told Liverpool not to underestimate Maribor as the Reds seek to claim their first win in this season's Champions League proper.

It has been a similar tale in Europe, with Liverpool drawing their opening two fixtures in Champions League Group E, squandering a lead at home to Sevilla in their opener, before being frustrated in Moscow by Spartak last time out.

When asked about Karius, Klopp said: "Yes, Loris will start".

But the former Borussia Dortmund boss was quick to defend his team after a run of just one win from their last eight matches ahead of Tuesday's clash with Maribor, claiming his side can not be blamed for the defeat to City that sparked their poor period of results.

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That has been the story of Liverpool's season so far and their manager Jurgen Klopp will hope they can put Maribor to the sword after another frustrating result against Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday. But also we play twice against Moscow or twice against Sevilla so we can win one game each. Maribor have won only one of their eight games against English opposition in all competitions (D2 L5), a 2-1 win against Wigan Athletic in the 2013/14 Europa League group stages. We are in a good moment and we are looking forward.

"They are a good footballing team. He is obviously powerful and that is what we need".

"Now we have twice Maribor and know we know what we have to do - we have to get the points".

There hasn't been a match with more than two goals scored during Maribor's last 15 home UEFA Champions League matches (includes qualifying).

The German manager noted that Maribor "is a top team in Maribor" and so "usually have to make the game, attack, do a lot of offensive things". They are creative and we need to be ready for this battle.

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