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Liverpool must get angry in title race, insists Klopp

Klopp watched Liverpool twice surrender leads in last weekend's 4-3 loss to Bournemouth Credit: PA

Jurgen Klopp expects his Liverpool players to be "angry" when they face West Ham at Anfield on Sunday after last weekend's shock loss against Bournemouth.

Liverpool twice surrendered leads before suffering a 4-3 defeat at the Vitality Stadium, and Klopp believes that disappointment will only further motivate his team to get back to winning ways against the Hammers.

What we will be, more than maybe we were before Bournemouth, we will be angry again - angry about ourselves, that's important.

In sports, always when you are at the highest level there are not a lot of things that can make the difference.

Sometimes it's the quality, but not very often. Most of the time it's the attitude because the other team is really well prepared too.

A few details make the difference. As I've said a lot of times, being aggressive means in my understanding, being ready to hurt yourself, not the other player.

That's the kind of angry we need. To be angry doesn't mean they are responsible for what happened in the last few weeks but they want to have the points at Anfield, and that makes me angry already when I speak about it. That's all you need.

At the highest level, have you ever seen a race where the winner was not this kind of angry in the last few yards?

Maybe Usain Bolt can do it, he enjoys it after 80 metres probably, but most of the other sportsmen in life have to fight until the end and that's what we have to do each week.

– Klopp press conference

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Liverpool midfielder Coutinho facing five weeks out

Coutinho suffered an ankle injury in the win over Sunderland. Credit: PA

Liverpool's title charge has suffered a blow after it was confirmed their playmaker Philippe Coutinho was ruled out for four to five weeks with an ankle injury, according to reports.

The Brazilian was stretchered off in the first-half of Liverpool's 2-0 win over Sunderland.

Jurgen Klopp's men currently sit second in the Premier League - just one point off leaders Chelsea.

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