Jurgen Klopp: “Liverpool won’t despise Villarreal like Juventus and Bayern did”

26 Th4 2022 | 15:15

Coach Jurgen Klopp believes Juventus and Bayern Munich underestimated Villarreal in this season’s Champions League and insists his Liverpool won’t make the same mistake.

Villarreal are in danger of not participating in the Euros after finishing seventh in La Liga.However, golden submarines are available Good performance in the Champions League This year, when beating heavyweights Juventus and Bayern respectively to reach the semifinals.

live The best team in the fourth round, Villarreal will face another title candidate Liverpool. Before the game, manager Jurgen Klopp showed some respect for Spain and his opponents to Emery on the other side of the front line.

Klopp lost to Unai Emery in the 2016 Europa League final, Liverpool v Sevilla

“We did a thorough analysis of Villarreal. I have a lot of respect for Unai and his team. I have seen the way they play and they are great! Impressive. Unai is a leader. Very Meticulous A world-class coach has done his job brilliantly.

Villarreal are 7th in La Liga. After defeating Bayern in the first leg, they met Bilbao and Unai changed the 11-man squad. La Liga is a tough league because the competition is so intense, but Unai has shown that he always has a plan for every game and every game is different. Klopp said in his pre-match press conference.

However, the German coach believes Unai Emery’s side can reach the semi-finals partly because their opponents in the early rounds are subjective. Klopp insists his Liverpool will never make the same mistake.

Villarreal beat two big boys Juventus and Bayern Munich to reach Champions League semi-finals

“Villarreal have a little advantage in the last two games because maybe Juventus and Bayern have underestimated them. But when they play against us, that will never happen.

Villarreal have always been a strong team and they want to make history. Their goal is the club’s first Champions League final, which will be a worthwhile goal. But it’s the same for us, getting to the final is very important. “

Klopp then urged Liverpool fans to recreate the hilarious atmosphere of the night in 2019 when his side splendidly overcame another Spanish representative, Barcelona, ​​in the semi-finals.

Barcelona once came to Anfield as a guest and had to receive bitter fruit

“We need the same atmosphere and performance as we did against Barcelona that year. We have an important game and we need to give it our all.

If the semi-finals of the European Championships are going to be easy, not so much. I can’t wait any longer. We need to be ahead of the game. ” Klopp said.

Liverpool are aiming to reach the Champions League final for the third time in the past five years. Kop lost the Champions League to Real Madrid in 2018, but came back strong just a year later, beating Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham and winning the title in 2019.

Liverpool players celebrate after their historic comeback against Barcelona in the 2019 C1 Cup (Source: DUGOUT)