Antonio Conte has aimed at Liverpool by insisting that Lucky teams can win the Champions League but only the best win the League title.
Liverpool will play in this year’s Champions League final in Kiev, having performed so well in the course of the competition.
However, Jurgen Klopp’s side have never been seen as serious contenders this season to win the Premier League, despite being the only side that have beaten the League Champions – Manchester City.
And as Liverpool and Chelsea go head to head at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, Conte who helped the Blues win the League title last term 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.”