Jurgen Klopp has said Liverpool must bring out ‘full package’ to stop Chelsea at Anfield on Thursday night.
Thomas Tuchel has setup his Blues side to play possession based style since taking over from Frank Lampard.
But Klopp believes his upcoming opponents have an ability to hurt level from all types of angles.
“I think, first and foremost, it’s quite difficult to get more possession than Chelsea,” said Klopp.
“I think they changed maybe slightly since Frank [Lampard]. But the full package [is] required, let me say it like this.
“So you have to defend because they let the ball roll, let me say it like this. You have to work a lot and then there are situations [where] it’s not that you have the ball all the time and face a deep block.
“There will be a deep block when we can be dominant but in other moments they are just defending in the right way and use then the space you give them for counter-attacks. Patient you always have to be but I don’t think this is a game where [you have to be] specifically patient.
“You have to be patient in moments, you have to be lively in other moments. You have to be creative in moments and you have to show your desire for defending in all the moments because this is a top team and they will ask for a lot, and we should try to make sure that we have all the answers.”