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Salzburg most important game of our lives, says Klopp

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Published on December 9, 2019 - Duration: 00:52s

Salzburg most important game of our lives, says Klopp

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has called his side's Champions League match with FC Salzburg the most important of his team's lives.

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Salzburg most important game of our lives, says Klopp

SHOWS: SALZBURG, AUSTRIA (DECEMBER 9, 2019) (RED BULL MEDIA HOUSE - ACCESS ALL) 1.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) LIVERPOOL MANAGER, JUERGEN KLOPP, SAYING ABOUT IMPORTANCE OF FC SALZBURG MATCH: "So, that's it, but absolutely tomorrow night is the most important game in our life because there is no other one.

So, and that's exactly what it is and when we play that then we can think about the next Premier League game but it's nothing to do with the situation in the Premier League.

The situation in the Champions League group is okay but far away from being brilliant but it's a basis we can work with and that's what we have to show tomorrow." 2.

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(SOUNDBITE) (English) LIVERPOOL MANAGER, JUERGEN KLOPP, SAYING ABOUT SALZBURG STRIKER ERLING BRAUT HAALAND: "I wish you really that you can find a few other players that you can talk about but he's 19 years-old exceptional player.

But how would you defend a very good striker?

By trying to make sure that he not get that many balls because he's good at dribbling as well and doesn't take his balls in his own box, dribbles round players and then scores there so just a really big, big talent with a wonderful future, one hundred per cent." STORY: Holders Liverpool are approaching their last Champions League group game at Salzburg as if they are playing a final as they bid to reach the last 16, manager Juergen Klopp said on Monday (December 9).

Group E leaders Liverpool are a point ahead of Napoli and three in front of Salzburg, with all three teams still in the running to claim the top two spots and qualify.

Liverpool drew 1-1 with Napoli at Anfield in the last round of group matches, while Salzburg won 4-1 away to Genk.

Liverpool will guarantee a place in the last 16 with a draw or if Napoli lose to Genk but may need a win to top the group and avoid one of the European heavyweights in the knockout round and Klopp said they would play for a victory.

If Napoli beat Genk, Salzburg must beat Liverpool by a better score than their 4-3 defeat at Anfield to progress.

Klopp said defender Dejan Lovren and midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum are fine after recovering from injuries while Adam Lallana did not make the trip as he recovers from a minor knock.

Midfielder Fabinho and defender Joel Matip will not return from injury until early next year.

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