With their recent success in the face of a unrecognizable Manchester United team (4-0), les Reds De Liverpool are in the same predispositions as in previous years: they fight against their rival Manchester City For the first place in the English championship and appear in the last square of the Champions League. They may even join the Citizens finally. But before that, the men of Pep Guardiola will have to get rid of a Réal de Madrid in great shape, led by a Karim Benzema at the top level (25 goals and 11 assists in all competitions). And on the other hand, Liverpool will not have the easy task to overcome the team of the former coach of Paris Saint Germain, Uni Emery.
"You'll never walk alone" As English supporters sing ... well it will be necessary to prove it in less than a week!
In the head of Jürgen Klopp
Since he was at the head of the Reds, Jürgen Klopp has never been the type to recruit at all costs during winter or summer Mercatos, so as not to upset the harmony of his group. Even if he has to adapt to the wounded, inevitable transfers or the mesters of some of his players, the former Dortmund coach knows how to get the most out of his players and his team.
We can say that since he arrived in Liverpool, in 2015, there was no mass of transfers. Players such as Bike, Your mamadou, Martin Skrtel, Georginio Wijnaldum, Daniel Sturridge Or Xherdan Shaqiri, left either because they had no more playing time or simply because they ended their careers.
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In a second step, the new arrivals were chosen for the reinforcement they could bring to the team and not to make it the buzz. So we will have seen players like Roberto Firmino, Joe, Sadio Mané, Mohamed is wrong, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson, Alison Becker, Fabinho, Nava Keita, Constantine Tsimikas or Thiago Alcantara, join the ranks of Reds over the past seven years. And the latter are still in the rotation of the team at present! And these are all '' top-players'' In their respective posts!
At a last step, the one called ''the brain', knows how to find future nuggets in modern football! He analyzes their profile and makes them evolve in their favorite position. Trent Alexander-Arnold, from the Reds training club, has gone from the status of young hope to one of the best side in the world. Ibrahima Konaté, coming from Leipzig, is in the process of winning in the central hinge. Portuguese Diogo who, after halftone beginnings, became a ''killer'' In front of the opposing goals. Even the last coming, Luis Diaz, is doing well and scores decisive goals.
Some elders like James Milner or Jordan Henderson are always present to bring their experience, even if they no longer have much playing time.
And sure values such as living legend Mohamed is wrong or the Senegalese twirling, Sadio Mané, always do the job and show us the extent of their technical palette at each meeting.
That's it, the ''Klopp effect'' !
Villarreal, a collective and a foolproof mental
Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann had declared after the first leg against Villarreal (1-0): "They left us alive, we will punish them for that!". It was without counting on the extraordinary mind and the fighting spirit of the players of Unai Emery who, through Samuel Chukwueze, managed to snatch the qualification in the 88th minute (1-1) in a Allianz Arena jellyfish. The players of Yellow Submarine, or the yellow submarine (in reference to the Beatles song, Yellow Submarine), have the capacity to cause the large European stables to flow. Accustomed to the Europa League and even winners of the latter in 2021, Gérard Moreno, Raul Albiol Or the Americanman Étienne Capua will undoubtedly firmly try their luck in order to access in the final and to raise for the first time in their history, the famous cup with big ears.
The two coaches are considered to be fine tacticians, the two stadiums will display full and the 22 protagonists will be swollen! Even if a slight advantage on paper would give Liverpool Favorite, beware of this surprising team of Villareal, Outsider who likes to bring down the greats of Europe.
Liverpool is warned and the meeting between the two teams promises to be explosive. Go to Anfield Stadium April 27 at 9 p.m. For the first leg.