Jurgen Klopp warned Liverpool's Premier League title rivals the Reds have no interest in finishing second this season. "We know that. To underline our progress and development, we have to", he continued.
"Up and down they are the best team in the world".
On a personal level, I'm really enjoying my time with Chelsea. You can get three points or one point or no points.
"I think it is not about these games, it is all about the other games, the hard games which we have against mid-table and lower teams", he said, as quoted by The Mirror.
"We were close more than ever to win here".
A Liverpudlian, who joined Everton as a schoolboy, Barkley's departure from Goodison Park, as he ran his contract down, was a drawn out and painful affair, but one he has put behind him.
But I feel like I deserve it this time.
After being a part of success like that and seeing what we've done recently, I feel we're going in the right direction.
Klopp added: "I have said it a few times: I have no idea when we will win something, but I'm sure this club will win something". Both of these two have more players that can threaten.
Klopp does not rate leading Liverpool to three finals as big achievements because the Reds lost them. When we play well, it's easy to get the crowd going and when we don't play well, we need you to encourage us - get on your feet, tell us "come on" - you have to be the stars then.
"It was frustrating for me because England means the world to me, to play for your country, but these things happen in football and you have to react and work hard to get your rewards, which I am doing", Barkley said.
"I want us to have the best atmosphere in world football and there is no limit to what we can do actually".
"I'm playing a little bit more and that's important to me because it's important to adapt on the pitch by playing matches".
The German boss said: "I know that people always are talking about - I don't know exactly why - Man City being clear or us being champion at the end of the season or whatever but they completely forgot Chelsea".