‘It Would Be Massive If Liverpool Win Champions League’ –Klopp

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has revealed that it would be a brilliant end to their season if the team wins the Champions League.

The Reds lifted their second trophy of the season last Saturday after beating Chelsea on penalties in the FA Cup final.

Klopp’s men play Real Madrid in the Champions League final and on Tuesday, they can close the gap between themselves and Manchester City to one point with one game left.

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Speaking ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Southampton on Tuesday, Klopp said: “If we play a season like we play and we win the Carabao and fight for the title until the end, I think it’s a good season,” Klopp told TribalFootball.

“The FA Cup is a massive competition. It felt great. It takes pressure off and that’s what makes it more enjoyable.

“It would be massive if we win in a few weeks’ time in the Champions League. But we play the most experienced Champions League team on this planet.

“We aren’t massive favourites. It’s an open game and every little advantage we can get is good. They have already won the league already. Between now and then, two massive games.”

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Klopp is a notable proponent of Gegenpressing, a tactic in which the team, after losing possession of the ball, immediately attempts to win back possession, rather than falling back to regroup. Klopp has stated that a well-executed counter-pressing system can be more effective than any playmaker when it comes to creating chances.

Commenting on his pressing tactics, Klopp said that “The best moment to win the ball is immediately after your team just lost it. The opponent is still looking for orientation where to pass the ball. He will have taken his eyes off the game to make his tackle or interception and he will have expended energy. Both make him vulnerable”. The tactic requires great amounts of speed, organisation and stamina, with the idea of regaining possession of the ball as far up the pitch as possible in order to counter possible counter-attacks. It also requires high levels of discipline

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