Takumi Minamino claims Liverpool must "change mindset" to combat form

Takumi Minamino has urged his Liverpool team-mates charge their mindsets to end their recent run of disappointing form by beating Bournemouth on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp ’s men have lost three of their last four matches with their chances of a historic treble ended by Chelsea on Tuesday.

That defeat followed on from their losses to both Watford and Atletico Madrid, with the latter result leaving them with an uphill battle to stay in the Champions League.

January signing Minamino has now urged his colleagues to stay focused in their task of winning the double, with the second leg of their last 16 clash coming up on Wednesday.

"It's really important to focus 100 per cent on the remaining Champions League and Premier League titles," Minamino told the official Liverpool website.

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"We have to change the mindset 100 per cent to the Premier League and Champions League.

“Of course we failed to win some titles and we're obviously very disappointed but we have to use that feeling.

"We only can get over that disappointment of this loss by winning the next matches.

“Luckily we've got a very tight schedule and the next match is coming soon at the weekend.

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"We stop thinking about this loss by just concentrating on winning this next match and training harder.

"We are never negative, we all think about winning the next match.

"The atmosphere in the dressing room is really positive – we keep this positivity in training every day."

Klopp is feeling positive despite the recent form, and has backed his side to produced a response against Eddie Howe’s Cherries tomorrow lunchtime.

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He said: "It's much more easy to explain when you win than when you lose.

"I don't have a lot of arguments. It's a free world and everyone can interpret.

"It's little things, but little things make the difference.

"The boys are strong, they have showed a wonderful reaction so many times, and now we have to show that again."

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