Conte tells Klopp the Premier League ball game from the Champions League

Conte tells Klopp the Premier League ball game from the Champions League

- Antonion Conte mocks Liverpool ahead of their Premier League match at Stamford Bridge

- The Italian said winning the league title is more difficult than the Champions League

- Chelsea will play Manchester United in the finals of the FA Cup at the Wembley stadium

Chelsea coach Antonio Conte has ridiculed Liverpool by insisting that lucky teams can win the Champions League but only the best lift the Premier League.

Liverpool head to Stamford Bridge on a high after reaching the Champions League final following their dramatic 7-6 aggregate triumph over Roma.

However Jurgen Klopp's men have never been serious contenders this season to win the Premier League which Conte led Chelsea to last season.

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Blues boss Conte said: “In the league, you have 38 games to show you deserve to win the league, to show you are the best during the season.

“In the Champions League, when you reach the last 16 or quarter-finals or semi-finals, one situation – positive or negative – can change your future in this competition.

“For this reason, I think that to win the Champions League you must be more lucky. You must be good to deserve it, but at the same time you must be lucky.

“One referee's decision can settle your future totally. In the league, over 38 games, usually the team who deserves to win it wins it.

“Luck is always important in every competition, but when you have the possibility to play 38 games you can show you are the best.

“In a little tournament, like the FA Cup or Carabao or Champions League or Europa League, sometimes one decision can move your future. Sometimes you are lucky or you are unlucky.”

Mohammed Salah has fired Liverpool's bid at home and abroad with a stunning 43 goal in 49 matches in his debut season at Anfield.

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The Egyptian striker will return to Stamford Bridge for the first time as the recently crowned double player-of-the-season.

Salah's form has sparked inevitable questions about why Chelsea let him join Roma permanently in 2016 four months after Conte was appointed manager at the London club.

But the Italian laughed: “Was it my decision? No, no, no. I have never spoken about Salah because I think the situation was clear. Was very, very clear. No one [at Chelsea] asked me about him.

“No, I don't want to take this responsibility. If you put also this on me, I'm in trouble. Put that on the person who has to take the responsibility.”

Conte's men still have an outside chance of making the top four if they get a result against the Reds who are six points above them on the table.

Chelsea will still have a last throw of the dice when they battle Manchester United in the FA Cup final for the last silverware of the season.

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