Liverpool host Chelsea tomorrow night (8pm) in a showdown that could have ramifications for the title race.
Before losing to Tottenham earlier this month, Chelsea embarked on a 13-game winning streak in the Premier League.
The Reds meanwhile, without the services of Sadio Mane, haven’t won in their past three league games.
Manninger is currently Liverpool’s third-choice shot-stopper and is yet to play for them this season.
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Jurgen Klopp has seen his Liverpool struggle of late
Alex Manninger has worked under Antonio Conte and Jurgen Klopp
You need to overcome this period and believe — and he creates the belief
The Austrian is well placed to talk about Jurgen Klopp and Antonio Conte, whom he worked with at Juventus.
And explaining why Liverpool and Chelsea’s systems are so effective, Manninger told The Times: “If you want to win, it is never a comfortable way.
“If you want to win you have to leave your comfort zone and step above where people say nice things, ‘OK, you stay in today.’ ‘You are tired? OK, have a rest.’
“You need to overcome this period and believe — and he creates the belief.
Antonio Conte's men are flying in the league
“So does Klopp. They can win in different ways. We play with a back four, Conte plays three at the back because he loves to play five in midfield with the wingers wide.
“He makes them run up and down, cross and defend, cross and defend, and at the end of the game they are tired but if you get it right you get the rewards.
“The same here at Liverpool. If we get Klopp’s system right, especially offensively because we are an offensive team, no one can stop us. No one. I don’t think a club with the best defence can stop us.”