Pochettino reveals why he’s happy to play Liverpool

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Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has maintained his squad is fully focused on just one target – getting a result at Liverpool on Wednesday night.

The Blues boss is unfazed that Liverpool are top of the table, but rather he’s excited that his team will be facing a top side.

“I am excited for the for the game tomorrow. It is a great opportunity for us to face a team that is doing really well,” Pochettino said.

“For Thursday (transfer deadline day), I think it is not going to happen many things. I think we are quiet and the market is quiet.”

Pochettino also sent out a warning message to Klopp that he’d be keen on spoiling his party at Anfield, after the German confirmed he’d be leaving Liverpool at the end of the season.

“It is a special game for him. I think until the end (of the season), it is going to be special always (in each match),” the Chelsea boss said.

“Every time that they are going to play in Anfield is going to be a party, to celebrate and to give him all the love that the fans feel for him and I think (that is) well deserved.

“But we are thinking to go there and to win the game – sorry, but we don’t want to be involved in part of the celebration.”