Tuchel and Klopp will meet at Wembley this evening for a FA Cup final that vows to convey a lot. Their Chelsea and Liverpool teams have played multiple times this season and have been isolated just a single time, by the 22nd of a surprising set of penalties when Klopp’s team won the Carabao Cup in February.
Talking at Chelsea’s training ground on Friday, Tuchel carried the air of a man who is glad to have the chance of another go but there was also the theme of the week to consider.
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Asked his opinion on Pep Guardiola’s strange recent assertion that everybody in the country supports Liverpool, Tuchel thought about it for a minute and then decided to dive straight off the high board.
“I can understand why Pep made that comment,’ said Tuchel. “I can understand why he has that feeling. It is hard to really argue with it. I did not say I agree 100 per cent but I can see what he meant.
“There is a huge sympathy for Liverpool in the country. They work hard for it and no offence.”
“We were the better team and deserved to win,” Thomas Tuchel told a press...