Jurgen Klopp’s announcement to leave Liverpool after this season left his students disappointed. But when the disappointments passed, when Liverpool’s stars adjusted their spirits, they understood that it was inevitable that Klopp would leave the club. Instead of clinging to a bitter sadness that cannot be changed, Diogo Jota and his teammates poured that negative burden onto the field.
In the first two matches since Klopp announced his resignation, The Kop offered fiery football as if paying tribute to the German coach. In two home matches against Norwich City and Chelsea, the Merseyside representative scored a total of 9 goals. They launched a total of 23 shots on target while maintaining a terrible constant attack pressure.
The two great wins showed that Klopp’s Liverpool played football with great desire in the final months of the former Borussia Dortmund coach’s position. As Virgil van Dijk shared, the players are determined to give their final thanks to the strategist born in 1967 with a title. Currently, everything is going exactly as Van Dijk shared. Liverpool is playing hard to put a monumental end to Klopp’s successful nine-year reign at Anfield.
More than anyone, Manchester City is the team worried about the current uplifting spirit of their great rival. Last season, Kevin de Bruyne and Erling Haaland played an important role in helping Man City “step on the gas” and go upstream against Arsenal in the Premier League championship race. This season, De Bruyne and Haaland were officially healthy in the 3-1 victory over Burnley, with the Norwegian striker coming on to replace the Man City conductor.
Many people believe that the reappearance of De Bruyne and Haaland will add fuel to the Man City race car to reach the finish line in phase 2 of the season. Pep Guardiola and his team are currently 5 points behind Liverpool and have 1 game left. However, it must be remembered that the opponent of the current Etihad Stadium team is a brave Liverpool and older than Arsenal.
Normally, The Kop is a scary team, difficult to defeat. Now, they are no different from “beasts” eager to play around after the announcement of their departure, seemingly accidentally awakening the inner strength of the whole team from Klopp. It’s clear to see Liverpool’s heroic runs and sublime performance after the last 180 minutes.
As Rio Ferdinand stated:
“I think Liverpool’s top position is very good for them this season. They will put a marker at the top of the table and challenge Man City to come and take the top spot. Today’s performance against Chelsea will definitely makes people think that the Liverpool we saw 5 years ago is back. They have a younger, fresher set of players.”
Liverpool has another chance to sit on the throne of the land of fog. They have a great chance to take the throne and it would be perfect to win a few titles for Klopp this season.
Lu Phong | 10:19 February 1, 2024