Klopp confident of Liverpool players' commitment facing Southampton

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is confident of his players’ commitment facing Southampton tomorrow.

Klopp was asked how difficult this weekend’s fixtures may be for players that have been selected to represent their countries at the World Cup.

“They are professional. The boys play the game like they play the game all the time,” said Klopp.

“They will be focussed. If you go to the World Cup, and you think you’ve made it with a deep breath, but then you get injured in the first game. I’m not sure which is the bigger disappointment.

“To perform at the highest level you have to think about what you are doing in the moment and you can not think about the next possible thing, whatever that is.

“We changed a lot in the week and we had a session yesterday and they all looked buzzing. The Southampton game is our World Cup, if you like. We’ve had a difficult first part of the season, we’ve spoke about it, but if we can win this game we’ll have 22 and it makes a distance where we can see light at the end of the tunnel and that is exactly the mindset all the boys have as well. We don’t make a big fuss about the World Cup, we haven’t spoke about it.”