Jurgen Klopp’s students played the ball with the highest performance, forming a strong team beyond imagination. Last season, they earned the third highest score in English Premier League history, but still one point behind the City champions. Klopp stated that Liverpool will play more focused this season. And he was right.
Answering to The Athletic in November 2019, Klopp revealed how to change the students’ competitive mentality. The Liverpool boys are like bullets that have been loaded, just waiting for Klopp to pull the trigger. But the German military commander had no plans to improve the mentality of the students.
Instead, he pays tribute to the team’s psychologist – Lee Richardson. The results exceeded expectations. From a team that often collapsed under pressure throughout the season, Liverpool was all acknowledged.
Liverpool struggled to win
Even when sharp cracks appear, they are healed immediately. Liverpool struggled to win at the last minute against Sheffield, Leicester, Tottenham, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace, not to mention Adam Lallana’s late equalizer at Old Trafford.
It all took eight weeks, culminating in a victory over Man City on November 10, 2019. Three months earlier at Burnley, Sadio Mane was clearly angry at Mohamed Salah despite the home team leading 3-0. The two stars reconcile even before entering the locker room.
Both Mane and Salah need an ego to reach today’s level. A man who left his family, left his village in Senegal to pursue his football dream. The rest also had to travel throughout Egypt on mini buses. They combined with a Brazilian striker possessing strange white teeth, forming a trio that fascinates the soccer world.
Goals from Fabinho, Salah and Mane have helped Liverpool beat Man City nine points after 12 matches. The gap has been widening ever since. Coach Pep Guardiola has the right to question the referee.
Just a few dozen seconds before Fabinho opened the scoring, the ball touched Alexander-Arnold in Liverpool’s penalty area. Guardiola waited for VAR’s decision, but the goal was still recognized.
There are six players conceding both Liverpool and Man City this season, including Teemu Pukki. The Finnish striker, 29, first tried in the Premier League, but integrated as fast as the fish met the water. The people of the fishing village of Kotka in Finland were not surprised by the explosion of their native son Pukki earlier in the season.