German Technical Director
Liverpool – AFP
Published in: May 12, 2023: 04:48 PM GST
Last updated: May 12, 2023: 05:24 PM GST
German coach Juergen Klopp recalled Liverpool, fifth in the English Football League, on Friday, the previous “miracles”, admitting that his team does not have its fate in his hands in its struggle for a position within the first four that qualifies for the Champions League competition next season.
The “Reds”, who were in eighth place, 4 points behind Manchester United, who finished fourth and last, qualified for the most prestigious continental competition, achieved 6 consecutive victories and advanced to fifth place, by a single point from the “Red Devils”, who have a postponed match.
Klopp, who has 3 matches left for his team before the end of the league, begins with a trip to Leicester City, which is threatened with relegation, Monday, during a press conference, reminded of the many times that his team succeeded in “Remontada”, including overturning its 0-3 defeat against Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals. 2019 win.
Liverpool also succeeded in turning the tables in the Premier League in 2021 in a scenario similar to what is happening this season, and reserved its place in the top four, while Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker scored in one of these matches a fatal goal in stoppage time against West Bromwich Albion.-
Klopp said: Everyone who participated in these moments will never forget them in our lives, that is how things are, and this means that it is part of us.-
He added: At that time, our fate was in our hands, and we had to score against West Bromwich Albion and beat Barcelona.
He continued: Now we have to win, but that does not mean that anything has changed because other teams can win all their matches. this is the difference.
And the former German coach Borussia Dortmund admitted that the “Reds” finishing the league in the first four places, which guarantees qualification for the European Champions League next season, seemed “out of reach” just weeks ago.
The German coach, whose team came close to winning a historic quadruple last season, stressed that the victories achieved by Liverpool set the tone for next season after an inconsistent season.
He said: This period is very important because it gives us a big idea about what it could look like, and we all know that we are in the early stages and we have to develop, train and work a lot to make things more natural and clearer for the players about what exactly we want.
He concluded by saying: Everyone already knows that we are moving in the right direction and this is very helpful.