Jurgen Klopp’s praise for ‘what a game’ proves Liverpool have an advantage in the quadruple win
Liverpool are still on course to seal the quadruple after beating Newcastle 1-0 at St James’ Park on Saturday before heading to Villarreal in the Champions League semi-final second leg
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A rather unusual group of Liverpool faces were named on the substitutes’ bench Jürgen Klopp rotated his team in the 1-0 win in the Premier League newcastle on Saturday noon.
One thing Liverpool One thing that could benefit is the squad density as they know they can call a strong team regardless of manager changes. Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Fabinho received the rest this time before taking on Villarreal in the Champions League semi-final second leg, with Joe Gomez, James Milner and Naby Keita starting.
And each of them made a significant contribution to the team’s victory. Keita scored the only goal of the game, Milner was involved in the build-up, with a challenge to Fabian Schar to move the ball to Jota. While Gomez made a crucial intervention down the wing as the hosts attempted to counterattack.
The veteran Milner controlled the game in midfield and his experience was just what was needed in a game where a 1-0 result is always risky as the game could have gone either way. The hosts even saw Miguel Almiron try for offside and if the goal had stood then things could have ended differently.
Footballers want competition, they want minutes to challenge themselves and become better players on the pitch. This Liverpool side can offer that. No matter which team the German boss sets up, the spirit remains the same: to leave everything on the pitch.
Admittedly, Newcastle made life difficult for them and suffered a very close defeat. But by the same token, Liverpool got the job done, they overcame those obstacles like many others they’ve had this season and it’s kept them in contention to fight to quadruple – at least for one more game.
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After the win, Klopp said of Liverpool’s squad depth: “It’s the only reason we’re where we are. They are an exceptionally talented group of players.
“The impact we have off the bench in the game is outstanding. We expect a lot but the lads have to deliver. But Joe Gomez, what a game. Naby Keita, what a game. James Milner, what a game .Andrew Robertson, 93 minutes, starting, absolutely brilliant.
“Milner was outstanding. He’s incredibly important to us. He’s very helpful in the dressing room, especially for a coach whose native language isn’t English, but he’s also important on the pitch and he played really well today.”
The Reds have already won one of the four possible titles to topple after prevailing Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley in February. All eyes are on them now FA Cup Final against Thomas Tuchel’s team on 14 Champions League Semifinals with Villarreal and the First Leaguewith Pep Guardiola Manchester City just a single point clear after beating Leeds 4-0 on Saturday.
But now all focus is on La Liga outfit Villarreal as Klopp and co make the trip to eastern Spain and hold a 2-0 lead from the first leg. The remaining league games for Liverpool are: May 7 – Tottenham (H), May 10 – Aston Villa (A), May 17 – southampton (A), May 22 – wolves (H). can you do it Their strong squad and tireless motivation give them good chances.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/jurgen-klopp-liverpool-advantage-quadruple-26842053 Jurgen Klopp's praise for 'what a game' proves Liverpool have an advantage in the quadruple win