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Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel will battle it out at Anfield on Thursday night, as the two managers fight for a top four finish.
Jurgen Klopp got the better of Frank Lampard for the first leg, with a 2-0 victory. However, this tie at Anfield will be a different tie, with Thomas Tuchel having changed Chelsea’s system and remain unbeaten so far.
Liverpool’s title charge has since slumped, as Jurgen Klopp has seen his side riddled with injuries this season, particularly in defence with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, and Joel Matip all out with long-term injuries.
Tuchel and Klopp play high energy football, and Chelsea legend Pat Nevin believes that Tuchel has the advantage due to the squad depth he’s enjoying, with Klopp’s side having become thin due to injury.
“I suspect we will get at Liverpool exactly the same way we have closed down everyone else since [Tuchel’s] arrival,” Nevin wrote in his column for Chelsea’s official website.
“The energy is still there but something much more important is also available: vast reserves of energy on the bench and in the rest of the squad.
“What Klopp would have given to be able to rest his top players a little more.
“Had he been able to do that then he could have continued his favoured style.
“But the squad depth, and quality in that depth, just hasn’t been quite enough for him this season.”
“If you can make that number of changes and rest that many players, then you can play this high-tempo style,” Nevin further added.