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Klopp faces biggest test as Liverpool await Simeone’s Atletico Madrid

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Jurgen Klopp is undoubtedly one of the best managers in club football in the world currently as he has achieved great things in his career. The German manager has transformed the English Premier League outfit Liverpool from a club fighting for a spot in Europe’s elite club competition to the reigning champions in the space of just three seasons.

In his career, the 52-year-old has many notable achievements, but few might argue that his biggest is to turn his current club into one the most feared team in England as well as in the continent, that too while playing in a league where the money is just not a problem for the so-called ‘big clubs’.

Legacy at risk

But as they say that getting to the top is not the difficult part but staying there is and that is something Klopp and his men are struggling to deal as they await Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid for the second-leg of the UEFA Champions League round-of-16 tie, scheduled to be played at the Anfield.

In the first-leg, against all odds, Atleti proved too stubborn for the defending champions despite struggling on the domestic front and secured an unlikely 1-0 win.

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The most worrisome thing for Klopp was to see how his team, who have been able to find ways to score in pretty much every game in last two seasons, failed to have a single shot on target.

Those numbers would call for evaluation and Klopp has too good of a record to suggest that he does not have an answer to how he is going to break one of the most persistent defensive units in Europe over the last decade.

No Alisson, no party?

Under Klopp, Liverpool’s emergence is being exemplary for all the young managers around as he has managed to build a successful team instead of focusing on the superstars only.

One of the key elements which made this Liverpool team the success is their defensive attributes which makes them the toughest unit in Europe to breakdown.

A lot of that success was built around two high-profile signings—goalkeeper Alisson Becker and star centre-back Virgil Van Dijk.

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On Wednesday, Klopp’s men will go in the much-awaited clash without one of them as Alisson has been ruled out due to injury.

That development in itself is a significant one as not only it is very hard to find a replacement of one of the best goalkeepers in the world, but his actual replacement—Adrian—is having a hard time between the sticks.

Eyes on the front three

With a weaken defensive unit certain to take part in the match, Klopp will be turning to his tried and trusted front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane to do something which they couldn’t in Madrid just a few weeks back.

The trio has 48 goals and 33 assists in all competitions between them which is why it is no secret that Atletico’s primary objective will be to produce the similar kind of defensive performances they produced in the previous match.

However, Liverpool’s lack of creativity from the middle of the park can once again haunt them in crucial moments.

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Supercomputer Predicts The Champions League Winner For 2019-20 Season

Liverpool will fall short of successfully defending their Champions League crown, according to a supercomputer simulation.But Jurgen Klopp’s men, who have been in the final of the Champions League for the last two seasons, failed to retain the title in the supercomputer’s predictions.

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Supercomputer Predicts The Champions League Winner For 2019-20 Season

 

BT Sport’s The Script predicted if Jurgen Klopp would lead Liverpool to their second consecutive Champions League trophy,Liverpool will fall short of successfully defending their Champions League crown, according to a supercomputer simulation.

But Jurgen Klopp’s men, who have been in the final of the Champions League for the last two seasons, failed to retain the title in the supercomputer’s predictions. Ahead of the Champions League group stage draw on Thursday, BT Sport’s The Script has been used to simulate the winner of Europe’s top-tier club competition. Premier League trio Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City all reached the knockout stage of the competition. But Spurs, who were last season’s runners-up, failed to make the round of 16. And Chelsea come up against Los Blancos in the quarter-finals and are subsequently knocked out of the competition. Liverpool’s hopes of retaining the Champions League end in the quarter-finals against Barcelona. But Barca have the last laugh this time around as they beat Liverpool to set up El Clasico for the Champions League semi-finals.

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Madrid beat Barcelona in the semi-finals and progress to the final to meet Bayern Munich, who knocked out Juventus. Zinedine Zidane’s men walk away triumphant with another Champions League crown after defeating the German champions 3-2 in the final. Atletico Madrid, who reinforced heavily this summer, were knocked at the hands of Bayern Munich in the round of 16.And Paris Saint-Germain reached the quarter-finals, only to narrowly lose 3-2 on an aggregate scoreline to the Bavarians.

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Champions League: UEFA Confirms Quarter Final Dates For Champions league

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Bundesliga has announced its league will in action starting from 22 May while Serie A is also tipped to continue either this month or next to one, UEFA has indicated that they are working on its competition resumption in August despite agreeing that they are still in darkness over the situation.

According to RMC Sport, French club Lyon who shocked Juventus 1-0, is expected to play the return League in Turin on 8th August.

In a meeting that took place this morning in Turin between the presidents of the main European clubs, UEFA has confirmed that they are determined to finish 2019/2020 edition at all costs.

With other states working on how to either end or continue with championship which could come to an end of July, European football management body would also have found a date for the quarter-finals.

The quarter’s finals are tipped to take place on 10th,11th, or 12th August.

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French giants Paris Saint-Germain, who eliminated Borussia Dortmund in the round of 16, could make their big comeback in action even after their league was canceled.

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Portsmouth FC suggests Zorbing to resume EPL !!!

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As an exit to the current Corona Virus trap for the EPL season a weird suggestion came up from Hampshire

• The Portsmouth club administration proposes to complete the season by wearing each zorb player to limit the spread of Corona

• Also, they suggested that the fans wear it, too!

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