KLOPP AGREES WITH CONTE ON THIS

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Chelsea qualified for the second round of the Champions League after qualifying as second from the Group C.

The Blues could meet Barcelona or PSG in the second round, and Chelsea boss recently said that qualifying as first or second doesn’t really matter in the Champions League.

Conte said: “When you go through to the next round in this competition, you must be prepared to face the best teams.

“That’s why you want to go through and try and be a protagonist in this tournament. At the same time, our opponents won’t be happy to play against us.”

Liverpool qualified top of their group, but agrees with what Conte said.

Klopp said: “Before the game, we knew if we won we would be top of the group, so that’s not the biggest surprise.

“I think it’s really strange this year in the different groups – there are a lot of really strong teams.

“In the last 16 of the Champions League there are only strong sides, but this year it’s quite special.

“I don’t think it’s very often you can face Bayern Munich and Real Madrid in the last 16 if you win the group. And Juve! And all the others! That’s quite interesting.

“Antonio Conte said it yesterday, there are no easy opponents in it.

“I don’t think anybody is happy when they get us when they get us in the draw, so we will not be happy in the moment when we see who we will face in the next round.

“But we will be ready – that’s for sure.”

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