June 2, 2023

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Klopp recalls the “remontada” in Liverpool’s Champions League struggle

Germany coach Jurgen Klopp, fifth in the English Football League, recalled earlier “miracles” today, admitting that his fate is not in his hands in the fight for a place in the top four that will qualify for the next Champions League competition. the season The “Reds”, who were in eighth place, 4 points behind Manchester United, qualified for the fourth and last, most prestigious continental competition, won 6 in a row and moved up to fifth place, one point behind the “Red Devils”. Those who have deferred competition.

Klopp, whose side have 3 games left before the end of the league, starting with a trip to relegation-threatened Leicester City on Monday, recalled several times during a press conference that his team “won the Remontada. ”, including overcoming a 0-3 defeat against Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final. Success of 2019. In a scenario similar to what is happening, Liverpool also succeeded in turning the tables on the Premier League in 2021. season, and took its place in the top four, while Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker scored a fatal goal against West Bromwich Albion in one of these games.

Klopp said, “All those who participated in these moments will never forget them in our lives, things are like that, it means it is a part of us.” And added, “At that point, our destiny was in our hands and we had to score against West Bromwich Albion and beat Barcelona.” He continued, “Now we have to win, but just because other teams can win all their matches doesn’t mean anything has changed. That’s the difference.” The former German coach of Borussia Dortmund admitted that the “Reds” finished the league in the top four places, which guarantees qualification for the Champions League next season, weeks ago “didn’t take”.

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The German coach, whose side came close to a historic quadruple last season, insists Liverpool’s successes set the tone for next season after an uneventful season.