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Kop will have Champions League final and royal house Madrid At dawn next Sunday at the Stade de France in the Paris capital.This is a confrontation that recreates the 2018 Kyiv final, where los blancos Team top 3-1 win Jurgen Klopp.
In a recent interview at the AXA training center, Klopp Liverpool Now, and opponents in upcoming encounters. Below are excerpts from an interview with the German strategist.
Liverpool’s current situation and the time before the final when they won the Champions League in 2019.
It (context) doesn’t make much of a difference either. However, things were made more difficult by what happened that day (Klopp described Liverpool’s emotional development on Sunday).
if Manchester City 3-0 up after 12 minutes, that’s normal, you can imagine. However, with them trailing 2-0, we were drawn into a drama.
We were back to normal shortly after that, though. The players are happy again and life will give you a chance if you work hard.In this case it is final Champions League, So no one regrets it anymore.
We are very much looking forward to this game. Opponents are the most powerful and experienced team you can meet on your past journey.
How will the outcome of the upcoming final affect Liverpool’s view of the season?
For me, winning the Champions League will prove to be a great season. I don’t think the last two titles (Carabao Cup and FA Cup) mean the team has had a successful season. Of course this is fine, however, it still depends on the difficulty level.
You never know how long it will be until the Champions League final. You should take advantage of available opportunities infrequently.
Liverpool have played three final games of the season in five years. It’s really special, especially at this level.
Clearly, Liverpool have had all the ups and downs in their Champions League history. The team has been there three times in the past five years. I don’t remember the exact number of Real Madrid in the last 10 years. Maybe five or at least four. It’s really special.
About my respect for Carlo Ancelotti
My English is not good enough to find exact words to describe. But I thought, Carlo Clearly one of the most successful football coaches in the world. He has always been a role model for problem solving.
We have a good relationship.Slightly disturbed when he was there Everton, because we respect the history of both teams. Otherwise we would go for dinner a few times.
My respect for him is absolute. Catello is great, experienced, he has to be very, very successful. That’s a guy who has won everything in his career and won’t stop. I really respect him.
A year after defeat in Kyiv, on Liverpool’s split when they won the Champions League in 2019?
This is of course very different. Even better, today I don’t have to talk about the last six finals I lost or anything like that, it’s just better.
In sports around the world, finals are always extremely important. However, there is only one winner and you must always be prepared for it. Maybe I’m older than you in terms of more or longer failures. Maybe I need to get ready. “
Sometimes, you need luck. I would say that you always need luck, although it doesn’t always come up. The biggest difference in that period (two Champions League finals) was that we won.
I think Tony Cross has won 3 times.Maybe Luka Modric or Casemiro, and Benzema Yes for sure. It’s a huge advantage and they’ve won in a row.
However, that doesn’t mean they will lack motivation in this game. I don’t see that in the semi-finals, quarter-finals or round of 16. They always have the ambition to achieve maximum success, however, we are better prepared than before.
My motivation has increased after what happened in the 2018 UEFA Champions League final
It was clearly a difficult night for Liverpool. This is really a hard thing to accept. The background of the game, how we conceded, Mo’s injury (Mohamed Salah), and many, many things happened in that game.
We had a long season and that’s when you go into the last European game of the year. The players tried to come back in time for the final, so when we had to change, we couldn’t replace Salah with someone else.
“I don’t believe in ‘revenge’. I also understand what the next game means, but I don’t think it’s a good idea. It’s probably not the right thing to do.”
“What Mo has said before, I always try to get it right.” Everything is fine between me and Real Madrid. It’s a top-level game at a high level. If we can win the championship, it will be a great thing.
With seven Liverpool players entering the final 12 months of their contracts, will that affect their performance in the next game?
No, absolutely not. We are still negotiating with the players. Now is not the time to talk about that, though.
Stand support for the last two finals
This is the coolest thing I can imagine. I didn’t know how much I liked it until we played in the League Cup final. It was a special moment and I loved every second on the pitch.
I think some people will support us, maybe Madrid will too. Maybe some neutral fans will be on our side. This is really great. I always love every minute of the pitch. At Anfield there is always a 90% for you. As for the final, maybe 50%. Still, this is your best bet for playing at home, and I can’t wait to see it.
Analysis of Real Madrid’s road to the final
Obviously, there are different analyzable aspects. Their comeback is really special.remember with Paris Saint-GermainFrance had plenty of chances to end the game, but Madrid remained calm.
This is clearly an experienced team. They know very precisely when the game is approaching, especially the final. We felt that in 2018. It was a very tough game but the club learned a lot from it and it really helped.