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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp intentionally put Chelsea under pressure to try and influence Chelsea’s result after claiming Chelsea were favourites to win the Premier League this season.
This is according to former Chelsea winger Joe Cole, who claimed Klopp was playing mind games when the German manager listed Chelsea as the title favourites last week.
Klopp named Chelsea as title favourites after our 3-1 victory over Leeds United and the Blues have since failed to win a game, drawing against Krasnodar in the Champions League and losing 1-0 at Everton.
Cole told BT Sport: “I saw Jurgen Klopp named them (Chelsea) title contenders in his press conference last week, but I think Jurgen has been a bit smart. Chelsea will have days like this.
“Chelsea are somewhere in the middle. The way the league is set up, no one is running away with it.
“This is a bump in the mood road for Chelsea and there will be a bump in the road for Liverpool, for Tottenham, but he (Lampard) is still right to dampen the mood a little bit.”
Klopp said after Chelsea’s 3-1 victory over Leeds United: “If I watch games then I see that Tottenham are obviously doing pretty well, that Chelsea for me in the moment look like the favourites.
“They have the bigger squad, great players, they’re playing well. Now they are full on and have unbelievable opportunities to change [the team] between the games and from one game to the other. That’s it.”