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Klopp backs his Liverpool side to conquer any challenges that come ahead.

Despite injuries to key players and a congested schedule, Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool FC will continue to find ways to deliver results.

Jurgen Klopp says they will continue to find ways to deliver results. [Getty]
Jurgen Klopp says they will continue to find ways to deliver results. [Getty]

Jürgen Klopp does not doubt that his Liverpool players will overcome the obstacles in front of them this season.

The Reds came from behind to beat West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday and they are now set to take on Serie A side Atalanta BC at the Gewiss Stadium tonight, their sixth match in 17 days.

And, the former Borussia Dortmund boss Klopp is confident his side will continue to battle hard to get the right results they need despite the injury to key players like midfielder Thiago Alcantara and a congested calendar.

"When we talk about difficulties with schedules and fixture lists and stuff like this, we know that we all wanted this desperately – that we can play," the boss told

"It was always clear this season we would have pretty much the same amount of games in a shorter amount of time. So that's the challenge already and then it was always clear that it will be the most difficult season we've ever experienced.

"We knew that before we experienced it and now we are in it. So it's really a tough challenge but it's possible to get through it when the players are fighting the circumstances like our boys do constantly.

"It's not about having everybody available, playing your best football, being in the best mood, best atmosphere – all these kinds of things. Football is about performing on the rainy days, on stormy days, in the dark nights and all these kinds of things. That's what the boys do and we enjoy it so far.

"It's really intense but we enjoy it and let's hope we can continue result-wise like we did in the last few weeks.

"Apart from that, we know each game is a massive challenge for everybody because of the number of games we have."

Speaking of Liverpool's Champions League clash against Gian Piero Gasperini's Atalanta side tonight, the German coach said: "They're a good side, a really good side.

"They had a pretty impressive race in the last few years, I would say. Super players, top coach, and really difficult to play.

"To maybe compare them with teams in England or [ones] Liverpool fans know better, it's a bit like Leeds. From an organisational point of view, it's man-marking, it's very intense. Offensively, very flexible and defensively, very disciplined. That's how it is.

"Really top players, physically strong strikers and with [Alejandro] Gomez, how can you describe him? He's a 10, he's an eight, he's everything. He's everywhere on the pitch and is the connector in this team.

"So, some interesting things. They play usually with three in the back or five in the back, all these kinds of things. Good organised and high quality is always a challenge to play against."

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