Sport.pl journalist Paweł Matys wrote after the quarter-finals of the first quarter: “Real Madrid is a better team and relentlessly took advantage of the fatal mistakes made by Liverpool’s defense. Towards the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.” Just like in the 2018 UEFA Champions League final, the Spanish champions won 3-1, but Juergen Klopp’s team has proven that they can Catch up many times. As her German coach explained, this time the team will have to overcome many difficulties.
-In the first game, Real performed better. Our performance was not satisfactory, but this was only the first half of the tie. In the rematch, we face many problems, and the lack of fans is another factor. The result of the first game is the problem, the quality of the opponent is the problem, and so is the empty stadium. Juergen Klopp said that we are forced to create our own atmosphere.
In 2019, Liverpool realized the impossible in theory. In the semi-finals of the Champions League, Juergen Klopp’s players lost 0-3 in their first game against Barcelona. However, in the rematch at their own stadium, the British won 4-0 and advanced to the final. At that time Liverpool had overcome adversity all the way, including. Salah is injured, and Firminho and Keita are missing. Klopp still remembers another game where his team faced the Royals.
-I don’t remember when it was, but we played Dortmund against Real Madrid. We lost 0:3 in Madrid. Our game performance is not good, and Real is definitely better. Later, a German reporter asked me if everything had been crossed out, and I had to say: “It’s very possible, but what can we do? We have to play.” Then, after 37 minutes, we won 2-0. Until the end, we did not manage to advance, but the ball was unpredictable-Klopp recalled.
The Liverpool coach emphasized that it is very important to prepare the players for the next game. Another very important element is to keep clean sheets. Liverpool face Royal on Wednesday 21. The winner of the draw will face Chelsea in the semi-finals. The first game will be played in Real or Liverpool on April 28. The Stamford Bridge game will be held on May 4.