The day before the big game Liverpool's coach Jürgen Klopp said: "We want to create an atmosphere that we want to use them, and we want to celebrate." 52000 seats on Tuesday in the stadium of Anfield, "You'll never walk alone" is heard. This hymn, which is for Liverpool, for the Cohesion of a club and a city that have both been through so much.
The Liverpool FC encounters of FC Barcelona, it is the game in the semi-final of the Champions League. Liverpool needs to catch up a 0:3, and the against Barcelona and especially against him: Lionel Messi. "Against him you have to play perfectly," says Klopp.
emotions are running high, the lines from the hymn to all: "walk on, walk on / With hope in your heart." It is a game that has a first peak and after the break, increasingly nervous hits-wracking, because Georginio Wijnaldum within three minutes twice, and the residue from the first leg makes up for it. It is a game that ends wondrously, because Divock Origi to succeed in his second goal. 4:0 it is in the end for Liverpool. Anfield rocks as the Klopp has desired. Barcelona is in ruins. Messi's blank look speaks volumes.
The thirst for a title
Liverpool were once the leading club in England and Europe. As they were in 1990, a master, to 18. Time in their history, they were the record holder, and had to be conquered four times the Meistercup, the predecessor of the Champions League. You don't have remained without a new silver for the trophy Cabinet, they won seven national Cups, and once, in 2005, against AC Milan, the storied nature of the Champions League.
But every year is grown, the desire to finally get this title to Anfield: the championship. Klopp is the ninth coach since Kenny Dalglish who tries it. Now he is close, very close. He has only one Problem: His team before the last game on Sunday against Wolverhampton, a point behind Manchester City and has yet to compete in Brighton.
CHF 500 million from Liverpool for Transfers, since Klopp in October 2015 to England has changed. Well a third of them were alone on Alisson Becker and Virgil van Djik. It was a wise investment. The goalkeeper and the defenders are the rock in this team that dominated this season with City.
Klopp fits in the English West, he offers the Fans of the "Reds" the football , you want to see: rough, hearty, passionate, stormy.
So you were a week ago at the Camp Nou, as they brought Barcelona in the second half in big trouble. They scored no Goal and failed in the end to Messi.
So you also occur this Tuesday in their desperate attempt, the 0:3 to compensate. "If we make it, that's wonderful," Klopp explained on the previous day, "and if not, then we want to fail in the most beautiful way." Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino are missing, you are injured. This is a huge Handicap.
may Continue to play a Trainer for title
Xherdan Shaqiri as Salah-Double from the beginning, for the first Time since the end of January. Liverpool go at it with a lot of energy, Henderson, Fabinho and Milner make up a midfield of the warriors, who know no joy. After seven minutes of Origi can get the 1:0.
took As Klopp in Liverpool, he asked for time. And promised to immediately title: "When I sit in the four years here, I think that we have won a title." Because he was pretty sure. In the first year he was in the Final of the Ligacups and the Europa League, both of which he lost. Last may, dropped it in the Final of the Champions League 1:3 against Real Madrid.
Seven years have now passed since Klopp celebrated his last success, which was equal to the Double of 2012 with Borussia Dortmund. The question accompanied him: Is he still a coach for the title?
The answer is simple: Yes, under normal circumstances. But this season, the circumstances, at least in the League is not normal. The League can stop Liverpool with 97 points, or 2.5 per game. Since the introduction of the Premier League in 1992, only not to the title was enough, a year ago, when City beat the record of 100 points. It also can not rich this time. "This is fate", said Klopp.
After all, the Champions League is still there. Barcelona is recovering in Anfield Liverpool start Furioso, it makes everything to break the rhythm of the opponent. Alisson must clarify against Messi shortly before the break, against Jordi Alba.
Klopp switches Wijnaldum and with it the happiness. So something is reserved for large coaches. Barcelona is dismantled and no response. At the end of Klopp celebrates with his players. And he knows already: "We have played a wonderful season." In Liverpool, only the longing is great, but the Pride is not. (Editorial Tamedia)
Created: 07.05.2019, 23:41 PM