Sports psychologist: 'Liverpool will start the final as favourites and then it’s up to Klopp'
- Sports psychologist Richard Cox believes Liverpool can win the Champions League.
- What they need is not to dwell on missing out on the Premier League title.
- the Reds are favourites but the result of the Champions League final is in Klopp's hands.
Press Association Sport asked a sports psychologist Richard Cox to give his opinion on Liverpool's upcoming Chmapions League clash against Tottenham.
Cox believes that if the Reds will be able to win the Champions League, it will raise a question about who is a superior team in England.
What Liverpool need is not to dwell on Premier League's misfortune and they will be alright. And they are definitely favourites to win this title:
"OK, they didn’t win the league, but there’s a huge plus in reaching the Champions League final and another big plus if they win that. I don’t think they need to worry one little bit.
"If they win the Champions League in early June, having finished second, there will be an interesting discussion to be had about who was the best team in England.
"The things they can control are their own performances, their own work on the training ground, and that’s where Jurgen Klopp comes into his own. If they’re going to dwell on yesterday for much more than 48 hours, they’re doing the wrong thing.
"They’ve got to look forward. I think Liverpool will start the final as favourites and then it’s up to Klopp, with his coaches and maybe some outside experts, to look at the current crop of players and decide if they’re good enough, but damn it they were good enough to get 97 points."