Despite Southampton’s winning side (2-1) this Tuesday evening in the Premier League, Liverpool returned a short point from Manchester City before the final day. And Jurgen Klopp, even though he knows the fate of the Skyblues is in his hands, still wants to believe in the feat.
Just as Liverpool won in Southampton, this Tuesday evening in the Premier League, despite a heavily restructured team (2-1) to return to a point behind the Skyblues, many observers found themselves in the 38th day’s schedule. Thrown, the one where the title would eventually be played between the Reds and Manchester City.
At 5pm on Sunday (and on The Indian Paper), the Mancunian leader will thus get Aston Villa, a modest 14th-placed, who no longer have much hope from this end of the season, and who are also in the match late on Thursday. Will play Liverpool will get 8th Wolverhampton. Suffice it to say that on papers City is close to the title.
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“I think back to the time when City were champions for 11 millimeters”
Despite everything, and because “this is football”, as he said, Jurgen Klopp wants to believe in an achievement from afar, an extraordinary scenario that will benefit his people. “It’s not possible (to win the title) because City play at home against Aston Villa, against Burnley on Thursday, who are fighting for maintenance, recalled the German technician to the BBC. But that football I think about the time City became champions (in 2019) for 11 millimeters (a goal is not valid in Liverpool because the ball didn’t quite enter the goal, editor’s note). Have to win first and Aston Villa have to take a point from City. It’s possible. Not likely but possible. And that’s enough.”
Captain Jordan Henderson is also keeping hope in the same fashion. Without the desire to project too much, for fear, perhaps, to be disappointed. “It’s difficult, he agreed on the BBC’s microphone. City have never lost points. (…) But in January, if you had told us we had to go to the last match, “we would have been done.” were far off the mark. You have to give credit to people for this. (…) We will focus on what we have to do and hope Villa will do us a favor.”
In addition, Jurgen Klopp returned to the aligned B team at St Mary’s Stadium, for a match that was nonetheless important… “It was a high-level match, an incredible performance, with nine changes (the previous match). Compared to), he congratulated himself. It worked thanks to the players. And if it didn’t work, it would have been 1000% my fault.”