The Liverpool full-backs have been integral parts in an ever bettering Liverpool facet which may transfer 9 factors clear on the prime of the desk with a win at Anfield over their closest rivals.
Their significance to Klopp’s facet was by no means higher illustrated than throughout final weekend’s comeback win over Aston Villa when Robertson headed a late equaliser earlier than Alexander-Arnold supplied the cross from which Sadio Mane headed an injury-time winner.
‘It’s a part of our recreation however not the one plan,’ mentioned Klopp when requested about his rampaging full-backs at his pre-match press convention.
‘Modern soccer is it’s important to be sturdy on the wings. The purpose is within the centre of the pitch and the world across the pitch is probably the most crowded so it’s important to discover a manner behind.
‘City have correct wingers, they’re fairly large however in a special formation. The wider you make the pitch, the larger the areas within the centre.
‘We try to use the skills of the two boys [Robertson and Alexander-Arnold].’
As effectively being tasked with creating possibilities for the likes of Mane and Mohamed Salah, the pair will should be at their greatest to comprise City’s ahead line and Raheem Sterling, who scored his 18th purpose of the season for membership and nation in midweek, particularly.
Klopp added: ‘He has at all times been an enormous risk. He is bettering and bettering and bettering. Good for Man City and England.
‘This morning I saw a goal he scored here against Man City… it was a nice one as well! I can’t suppose something unhealthy about him. Outstanding.’
Klopp denied three factors on Sunday would symbolize a big step in the direction of a primary league title since 1990 however was adamant his facet have made large strides and now symbolize a real risk to City’s latest home dominance.
‘The improvement the boys have made is obvious,’ he mentioned.
‘We should play our greatest recreation on Sunday. Absolutely within the stadium needs to be in completely prime form, the guy who sells the new canine needs to be within the prime form. Get early to the stadium, watch for the warm-up, be there.
‘You can’t make video games larger than they’re already. It’s a really, essential recreation. It’s an enormous recreation, two actually good groups face one another.
‘At Anfield, that’s actually cool. Everything is ready for a very good soccer recreation. It will be one, however undecided for whom.’