Jose Mourinho and his not-so-happy champions Chelsea host Jurgen Klopp and improving-with-every-game Liverpool in a mouthwatering English Premier League match on Saturday.
With Chelsea languishing in 15th position, after a horrible start to their title defence, nothing but three points will do at StamfordBridge against the draw specialists Liverpool.
Klopp finally tasted victory as a Liverpool manager in a Capital One Cup match at the weekend, but the Premier League, so far, has been about draws.
After starting with a 0-0 draw against Tottenham, Liverpool could only manage a 1-1 result with Southampton at Anfield, keeping the team still very much stuck in second gear.
"It is a big match but it's football and I've been in this job 15 years, I've had some big matches," Klopp said. "First of all you have to respect that it's a match you can win.
"That's the cool thing in football and that's what I think about, nothing else. I don't read the newspapers so I don't know what you think about this game, but it wouldn't change anything in my mind.
"I'm full of motivation to win not only games like this, but football games.
"The better the opponent, the more excited the world around us. We have a chance to improve our situation and that's what we want to do. Not think too much about the opponent.
"We have to look at how they play and where we can close spaces so they can't play like they want to. And where we can use spaces, where they don't like to defend for example. These are the things I'm thinking about."
Mourinho vs Klopp will be an interesting watch in itself, but with the amount of pressure that Chelsea are on at the moment, the most interesting aspect of the game will be how the home team play. Will they go for the jugular from the off or will they play it safe for the first 20-30 minutes, before looking to nick one goal?
Klopp feels desperation could bring the best out of Chelsea on Saturday. "Do the Chelsea players not know how to play football anymore? No, of course not," the German said. "They did well in the last game and had very, very good and brilliant moments in the game before, but they didn't win often enough.
"You know how Chelsea play – usually it is with a very good defence and structure. They have big, big, big individual quality to finish all the situations/
"It is difficult to play against Chelsea, but it is not impossible to win.
"I am not sure it is easier now to play against them – why should it be [easier] than before? Last year they were full of self-confidence and that may make some things different, but to be wounded can make you stronger too.
"For sure, at the moment they don't feel life is as good as it should be, and now they want to change that. That is big motivation, but we are motivated too and we will try."
Chelsea's defence hasn't been the greatest this season, but neither has been Liverpool's attack, even if Klopp has been boosted by the availability of Christian Benteke.
Chelsea's main striker – Diego Costa – though, is a doubtful starter, with Pedro also set to undergo a late fitness test.
"We are going to wait [on Costa and Pedro]," Mourinho said. "I am a little hopeful, if not I wouldn't take them to the hotel and go for a last test."
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Chelsea vs Liverpool is scheduled for a 12.45 pm local time (6.15 pm IST, 8.45 am ET) start. Live TV coverage of the English Premier League match in India will be on Star Sports 4, while all the Premier League action can be watched via live streaming online on Hotstar and Starsports.com for free, albeit with a slight delay.
Watch Mourinho vs Klopp live in the US on NBCSN, with the live stream option on NBC Sports Live Extra. Canada viewers can watch the game live on Sportsnet, with the live stream option on Sportsnet World Online.
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