Mauricio Pochettino responds to Jurgen Klopp’s mind games and says Liverpool win in January was ‘completely unfair’
Posted by  badge Boss on Feb 23
Mauricio Pochettino is hoping to land a trophy in his first season (Picture: Getty)

head coach has responded to Liverpool manager ’s mind games ahead of Sunday’s Carabao Cup final.

The Blues travel to looking to land a major trophy in Pochettino’s first season as boss in a welcome distraction from a poor Premier League campaign.

Chelsea sit 10th in the top-flight table, 25 points behind leaders Liverpool, .

Pochettino felt that result was ‘completely unfair’ and has responded to Klopp’s claim that Liverpool are underdogs for the this weekend’s final.

Quizzed about Klopp’s comments, Pochettino said: ‘For me, Liverpool are favourites because they have the experience to compete like a team and be involved in different finals.

‘For many of our players, it’s maybe their first final, so that’s why I’d make them favourite. He’s (Klopp) one of the best, with Pep, coaches in the world.

‘He’s clever enough. He knows that when you play a final, circumstances can happen. If they are not favourites, we are not favourites. They have experience to compete like a team and be involved in different finals.’

Jurgen Klopp said that Liverpool are underdogs for the final (Picture: Getty)

Asked about Chelsea’s defeat to Liverpool last month, Pochettino added: ‘The team always needs to learn from the good and not so good experiences.

‘After Liverpool, the result was completely unfair because if you watch the game, there were a few penalties [appeals].

‘Maybe that was good for us, to feel the pain, negative situation, and to be stronger now and to find the way to compete better and to start to see that we need to live in a different way.’