Liverpool have failed to finish this season’s Champions League group stage with a leading position behind Napoli in terms of difference. Then the lucky draw brought The Kop to face Real Madrid in the round of 16. This is the opponent who defeated them in the Finals just a few months ago.
Voices from history show that coach Jurgen Klopp is very afraid to confront Madrid teams. Specifically, during his time in charge at Liverpool, This team is only eliminated by Madrid teams in the Champions League playground. There was only one season when they did not encounter these “two boggarts”, that was the season they were crowned (2018/19).
Broadly speaking, Klopp also has no charm when facing Spanish teams. In the first Final with Liverpool, Klopp was defeated by Sevilla and lost the Europa League title, despite having the advantage.
This season, Liverpool is also in a rather volatile form. In the domestic tournament, Klopp’s teachers and students lost points in 8 matches after 13 rounds. Of course, with such results, it is difficult for them to compete for the championship.
Even Klopp himself, after the defeat to Arsenal, was realistic: “We have no way to enter the title race this season.”
Perhaps, the most practical goal with the Red Brigade is that they need to accumulate points to squeeze into the top 4. Currently, Liverpool are away from the top 4 to 7, a number that is not small when the Premier League has gone 1/3 of the way. way.
Ngoa Long – according to xevathethao.vn | 06:33 11/8/2022