Considering that Atalanta also drew 1: 1 with Midtjylland, Liverpool are assured of first place. Will come in very handy before the final due to the distribution of forces – the stars will rest in a busy program and the young people will gain more experience.
Some of them already have them because of big waste at an English club: Klopp has no nine players.
Prior to the fight, goalkeeper number Alisson joined the long list, so Caoimhin Kelleher stood between the three bars. At the age of twenty-two, this was his premiere in the Champions League.
“I’m very pleased. He did well, he wasn’t nervous,” said Klopp, who preferred the inexperienced goalkeeper over the second Adrián. “Adrián helped us a lot, kept the zeroes and so on, but now we need more football Kelleher. Plus, he can pull out a great procedure.”
This eventually turned out when Kelleher eliminated the chance of a Klaas-Jan Huntelaar substitute.
“I’ve been there ever since, so I’m working out every day to get ready. It was a wonderful night: a first appearance in the Champions League, a win, a promotion, a few good interceptions. Amazing,” Kelleher said.
However, the stars of the show were mainly the young men mentioned in the presentation.
Sure, Liverpool had Fabinh, Andy Robertson, Georginia Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson, Mohamed Salah, for example, against Ajax … But the teenagers decided.
“Curtis Jones played a great game. I’m really proud of him,” Klopp said. “He’s a good boy, I’m very happy with him. Thanks to his injuries, he got the chance and used it perfectly,” he continued.
“A Neco Williams? There’s even more in it than it showed, “Klopp said in reference to the Welsh beak, which jumps behind Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Together, they have 44 beginnings in Liverpool. In addition, the Liverpool bench was full of inexperienced young players, including Czech goalkeeper Vítězslav Jaroš.
Then even the general circumstances of the Klopp show led to an entirely positive evaluation. “It was one of the best nights in the Champions League since I took over the team,” said the coach, who has been in Liverpool for just over five years.
“We lost the fans, but it was the most important, the most challenging, the most amazing victory since I’ve been here,” he added.