Jurgen Klopp reveals why Chelsea are weaker this season

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But Klopp, whose Liverpool side host Chelsea on Saturday, feels a number of factors have contributed to the Blues' league position - which is one he thinks Conte would have expected.

"It wasn't a good result, we nearly felt like we do after a defeat", the Brazil global told Liverpool's official website. Only one day to prepare for the game.

"And I think all of the players, we all switched off a little bit and we thought that at 3-0 it was going to be a little bit hard for the opposition [to come back]".

"Another player in a similar situation is Kevin De Bruyne". Then the captain tried again and the second time was positive.

Salah couldn't quite make the grade at Chelsea after joining them in 2013, failing to break into the first team on a regular basis before moving to Fiorentina and then AS Roma in Serie A. The last time the third-bottom Hammers played on a Friday they were hammered by Brighton - a result that hastened the exit of Slaven Bilic.

Jurgen Klopp and Antonio Conte
LIVERPOOL FC Jurgen Klopp and Antonio Conte will do battle on the touchline at Anfield

Chelsea will be up against possibly the Premier League's most in-form player in Liverpool's Mo Salah, who has already scored 14 goals this season since a move from x.

"And I think all of the players, we all switched off a little bit and we thought that at 3-0 it was going to be a little bit hard for the opposition (to come back)", the 25-year-old Brazilian conceded. He's a good player and very risky.

"He is a technical player, but at the same time is very fast, very strong, very good in one-v-ones and very good at finishing".

Victor Moses will be on the Chelsea bench at Liverpool on Saturday after more than a month out with a hamstring injury, head coach Antonio Conte has said. That being said, I don't think Chelsea will be losing too much sleep over that sale, he simply didn't fit in with their system at that time but it's great to see how well he's performing under Jurgen Klopp. "He was very young, now he has developed a lot".

"I will pay great attention to him, but also to [Sadio] Mane, [Philippe] Coutinho, [Roberto] Firmino, [Daniel] Sturridge".

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