Who knows press conferences with Jürgen Klopp, the white: deep stacks always goes. Also like to play with important games, preferably in the duel with Pep Guardiola, the Liverpool coach repeated as “best coach in the world”. But in front of the big showdown on Sunday evening (5.30 pm, live! At City) Klopp probably thought: today.
Even if the 54-year-old was at least so far on the brake, “that we are not at a victory and two points, and would not think about City, if we lose,” he heated the spectators and those, they still want to become neat.
This game is always worth seeing. Both go on the whole.
“To be honest, I expect an interesting football game,” says Klopp. “The younger story of this game shows that it is always very worth seeing – because both teams are really going on. Both are always interested in finding gaps, creating opportunities to pull the momentum on their own side.” Free after the motto: Do not worry, Nobody plays at 0: 0.
Therefore, do not play a role for him, which he could not change anyway: that people think that there will be a preliminary decision in the Etihad Stadium a preliminary decision in exciting master races. In Klopp’s eyes would be the duel with City – “We drive each other to incredible constancy and incredible points yields, almost like Federer and Nadal” – but also a very important game, “if we had 15 points behind”.
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After weaknesses Klopp is looking for vain – with how many attackers Liverpool starts?
“In fact, there is no game in world football, which one can compare with a game against City,” finds the master coach of 2020. “Because they are practically well in all areas, because there are no real weaknesses.” But because the square is great and the skyblues “only ten field players are allowed to use, there is something to do.” Of course, Klopp did not reveal what.
Personnel he has the agony of choice, especially in the forefront. Roberto Firmino or Diogo Jota was often the question, now there is a fifth outstanding attacker in the bundy with Luis Diaz – for three places. Or? With all five he will not start, assured Klopp, four on a hit, however, he did not want to exclude categorically. With four attackers, he had tried it in the Etihad times in November 2020, in the end a 1: 1 came around.
At the end is the keyword. Because Klopp (“all players are available”) also shares the game of personally in phases. Anyone who will storm against the master and leaders is a matter of time. “With whom we start, with whom do we continue – and with whom we finish the game?”
The master summit of the Premier League could thus again be grass chess in pure culture. On a guaranteed worth seeing.
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