Look, FC Bayern: FC Liverpool and Jürgen Klopp crack the defense wall of FC Villarreal.
Fruited congratulations fought off Jürgen Klopp like annoying flying. “Shortly before the toilet, it is still made in the pants,” said the Team manager of FC Liverpool after the impressive 2-0 (0: 0) against Bayern-Schreck FC Villarreal: “So being close to it helps Nothing either. Shortly before the toilet is still not cool. “
But maybe a button can be opened. Almost endless combinations, excruciating monster pressing – only the lack of efficiency gives the Spaniards a quiet residual hope at a miracle. The Reds dominated the guests in the semi-final first leg of the Champions League according to all the rules of football. The offensive game of the Klopp -Elf was like a lesson – also for FC Bayern.
“It was a brilliant game. Super goals, a top-class performance,” enthused Klopp. But: “We know that we are not yet through,” said the 54-year-old with regard to the second leg next Tuesday (9:00 p.m./Amazon Prime). The German record champion is considered a warning example.
After two weak appearances in the quarter -finals of the premier class, the people of Munich surprisingly failed due to Villarreal. The team of Julian Nagelsmann found hardly any playful solutions against the deep outsider and ran into dangerous counterattack – different Liverpool.
19: 1 goal shots, 737: 272 passes, 73 percent possession: almost every minute, one wave of attack rolled up to the defense wall of Villareal after the next. But it took 53 minutes for the bulwark to be cracked. Pervis Estupinan falsified a flank into his own goal under the highest press, shortly afterwards Sadio Mane (55.) hit.
“We wanted to score a third goal, but from that moment it makes sense that we control the game and we did that,” said Klopp. However, the “scarce” result leaves the overwhelmed team from Unai Emery alive. The German successful coach also knows that there is “a challenging atmosphere” in Villarreal.
Before that, the game at Newcastle United is waiting on Saturday afternoon – and Klopp doesn’t like that at all. “The colleagues from BT set us a game in Newcastle for Saturday at 12:30 p.m.,” he said at DAZN: “When I see her here, I could go to the studio and all smear them.”
Despite the packed schedule, Liverpool remains undeterred in the race for four titles – the historical “quadruple” is close. In the championship, the team around superstar Mohamed Salah is only one meter behind leader Manchester City. In the final of the FA Cup, the LFC meets Chelsea FC, which was already defeated in the Ligapokal final.
“This is the best Liverpool team I have ever seen,” said former English international Rio Ferdinand about the Klopp team, which has only lost three games this season. Klopp, in Liverpool for almost seven years, does not want to hear from a possible title quartet, as little as from a final entry in the Champions League.