Liverpool claimed their first title since lifting the 2020 Premier League title on Sunday by beating Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final, meaning six of Jurgen Klopp’s star players are exempt. his regulations
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All the way back to 2016, Jugren Klopp told his team they couldn’t touch the famous ‘This is Anfield’ sign until they had won something.
And while the Red Devils have become Premier League and European champions in the years since, a small group of players on their roster have yet to have a medal won at Merseyside.
But after that Crispy victory on Sunday finish Chelsearecent signings Kostas Tsimikas, Thiago Alcantara, Diogo JotaKaide Gordon, Ibrahima Konate and Luis Diaz can now recognize the iconic message in the Anfield tunnel.
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“I told my players not to touch the ‘This is Anfield’ sign until they’ve won something,” Klopp claimed six years ago.
“It’s a sign of respect. I touched it when I was the coach of Borussia Dortmund but we lost 4-0. [a pre-season]. “
And Thiago was someone who followed his boss’s orders immediately, explaining when he came from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2020: “To touch that icon, we have to deserve to win as many titles as we can.
“That’s why today I will respect that tradition.”
Having won five titles in the past three years, Klopp and his colleagues have had a taste of silver and the Germans crave more.
During his pre-match press conference against Norwich, Klopp was asked if the Reds – who still have a chance to win three other competitions this season – could become the first team in English football history to score four goals. or not.
“I don’t know, but we’ll try. But that doesn’t mean… this quartet, this great story,” he replied. “No team in the history of English football has ever won the quarter-finals? Right? That’s because it’s really tough.
“The fun part of your job is that you count the points before we play the games but we have to play them. So it’s not like we’re even close to thinking about any of that crazy stuff, we’re not. I just want to try to make sure the boys are fit enough to take on Norwich appropriately.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/jurgen-klopp-rule-liverpool-anfield-26362545 Jurgen Klopp 'rules' die as six Liverpool stars get exemptions after Carabao Cup win