Jürgen Klopp was happy with the way of Liverpool’s 2-0 win against Newcastle United and a short time later thought about the critical minutes that empowered it.
The Reds recorded a fourth progressive win in all competitions, and climbed to second in the Premier League in front of their trek to Manchester United one weekend from now, with a controlled execution at Anfield.
Goals either side of half-time from Salah – his 32nd of the season – and Sadio Mane were sufficient to see off the test of Rafael Benitez’s guests.
At his post-match question and answer session, Klopp talked about the execution of his group, a significant stop by Loris Karius at 1-0, Salah’s scoring adventures and substantially more.
In post-match conference, Jurgen Klopp said: “It was a difficult game, but I thought the boys did brilliant, we did what we had to do. Two wonderful goals, one world-class save from Loris, but not a lot to do other than that.”
On the importance of Karius’s save in the first half.
That was most important save of the match I guess. If Newcastle United scored that goal, it would change the game for them they would probably say “Perfect time to score” just before the half-time.
It was good to have that kind of shots on the goal because if they hadn’t, nobody would be talking about that save and yes about our goalkeeper.
His start was not good, but it happens that is life. He is brilliant, skilled goalkeeper that is why he is on the team sheet. If he isn’t a good goalkeeper, I would be the most significant clown in the world to put him on the team sheet.
On Salah’s insights after he got his 32nd goal of the season.
I had no numbers in my psyche [when we marked him]. We knew he was an upsettingly orientated midfield player. On the off chance that you are that then you require goals from players like this and you need them to score. I cherish the goals he’s scored, and I adore his help. I truly admire this player, how he is getting along so well and express gratitude toward God he is as yet sound and fit and all that stuff. All the others are imperative, the very same significance for us. We played together, and he realises that he required a pass – he can’t get this show on the road the ball in midfield, keep running there and afterwards be free in the case. That is unrealistic. It was a world-class circumstance from Ox, accelerating in this circumstance and after that passing the ball, similar to the situation of Roberto Firmino to move [for the second goal]. I would have tendon damage in the lower leg on the off chance that I attempted that. He did it, and Sadio could score. That is cooperation, and I cherish that most, to be completely forthright. Be that as it may, [Salah] merits all the great commentators he has got up until this point. We need to ensure he can bear on like this.
On whether Salah can be Player of the Year in front of Kevin de Bruyne.
Obviously. It’s an alternate position, and it depends what you need. There’s no uncertainty Kevin de Bruyne plays a decent season; there’s no uncertainty Mohamed Salah represents a better than average one too. Not just him, there are a couple of more players. A couple of individuals would specify that Harry Kane isn’t too awful and Roberto Firmino isn’t too terrible.
David Silva had half a month where for private reasons he couldn’t play yet plays an extraordinary season also. There are a couple of good players this season in the Premier League – and for beyond any doubt, I overlooked a couple. In our group, I like a great deal of what we did as such far. I don’t need to settle on the choice. Toward the end, there will be one champ and a couple of all the more great players around him.
On singular honours in general.
That is the thing that the life of an expert sportsman is. You do it since you need to win. I don’t think many individuals are doing this lone to be a piece of it. We need to win things – that is a significant piece of our identity. For me, [personal] trophies mean nothing. I do not understand why it resembles that however, it is the reality. Winning a title with a group is extraordinary, to be completely forthright. Be that as it may, I see it. If he can win this opposition, then he merits it. There are a couple of games to go, and we need to ensure he can continue going in this shape, be in imperative spaces and remarkably unequivocal territories, and score goals for us.
On the more noteworthy quiet in the crowd and team.
It’s decent. The confidence and the trust of the group made strides. You need to win things like this, and with a couple of exhibitions, we earned it. I think individuals presently more persuaded that it can occur at one minute in the game than they were previously. That helps enormously. That is the thing that I implied when I said we need to make this circumstance together. You can’t keep the ball in columns when the swarm is pushing continually toward this path; it’s troublesome for every individual.
They do it. Still, that is decent – because it’s essential, it’s a piece of the game, it’s feeling and we as a whole love that. A couple of times you need to keep the ball. I would have been more joyful over the most recent 10 minutes on the off chance that we had stayed the ball continually. They didn’t attack so why attempt to play through balls? There’s positively no reason since you don’t need to risk. We are en route to doing that. This group is dependable on the front foot to score the following objective. However, we adjusted to the circumstance as a group. The group was immensely splendid.
Klopp, Pep sing each other’s praises ahead of English ‘El Clasico’
Just before Sunday’s all crucial fixture, Jurgen Klopp has showered his rival Pep Guardiola in high praises. The German has called his Spanish compatriot Pep Guardiola the best manager in the world.
Not sure many Reds fans would agree with that one, though. The Gaffer’s comments came after Pep Guardiola jokingly admitted to overthinking allegations in the Champions League.
Klopp defends Pep Guardiola in the press
Guardiola commented that the solution to his overthinking might be to just ‘play with 12 players.’ This comes as City have blown away their huge lead in the league over Liverpool from the start of the year.
Jurgen Klopp when asked about Guardiola’s comments, he went onto explain what Pep actually meant. Read what the German said below.
“It was ironic! I saw there was a story in Ecuador this week which claimed I didn’t understand Luis Diaz. You[journalists] have a responsibility on this planet.
If you want to talk to us then please do us a favour and help us. Pep said ironically, ‘I overthink, and I like overthinking’.”
Not only this, the German then went onto claim Guardiola is the best manager in the world.
“Pep is the best coach in the world. I think we would all agree on that and it might be a coincidence that it didn’t work out in the Champions League so far. If anybody doubts him, I have no idea how that could happen.”
The Bromance goes both ways, as well. Pep has several times termed Klopp’s Liverpool as the toughest team he’s ever encountered.
Guardiola says Klopp makes world football a ‘better place’
When asked about he thinks of Klopp’s comments, Pep denied that he thinks he’s the best. He further said he’d love to have a drink with the German if City won the game, jokingly.
“Jurgen makes world football a better place to live. His message, he is a huge competitor.”
Over the likes of SAF’s Man United, Jose’s Madrid and Inter, and even Simeone’s Atleti. Needless to say, Klopp rightly deserves that praise. Out of all those managers, Klopp has the best record against Guardiola.
Many have termed this game as the biggest in recent English history and dubbed the English ‘El Clasico’.
The duo are evenly tied at 9 wins each and 4 draws out of their 22 encounters throughout the years. The game is setting up to be a potential title decider with Liverpool in red hot form currently.
Match Report: Two tight finishes see Liverpool get over Arsenal
It was a game of close margins as two close finishes from Jota and Firmino saw Liverpool through against Arsenal. Check out the match report, opinions and tweets from last night’s game here!
A game of narrow margins and Jurgen Klopp’s Reds always know how to pull off results out of those. In the blink of an eye, two neat finishes of the highest order changed the complexion of the game in the span of eight minutes.
The first half of the game was even, as many had expected but without any goals. One could say Arsenal were even the better team till the first goal, but goals are the most vital.
3 things guaranteed in life, death, taxes and Jota scoring against Arsenal.
— Chunkz (@Chunkz) March 16, 2022
At the 54th minute mark, a pinpoint threaded pass by Thiago Alcantara found its way to Jota.
The Portuguese was running at the Arsenal defense and kept doing so, before smashing the ball into a small pocket of space left by Ramsdale near post.
📊 STAT: Diogo Jota's last three appearances at the Emirates Stadium:
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) March 16, 2022
Diogo Jota has scored seven times against Arsenal since moving to Liverpool, with 5 of those at the Emirates. He truly loves himself a game against the Gunners, doesn’t he?
Just a little later, Firmino put in a cheeky outside boot to finish off the game. Robertson got the ball after a failed clearance by Saka, and the left-back ran with the ball till he put it on a platter for the Brazilian, who finished it with rather ease.
Firmino’s movement in such a small area to operate is why he’s elite. Small margins and more depth. LFC to win the title. Our boys did good, we getting there 💪🏾
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) March 16, 2022
Arsenal are a good team, it’s certainly a fact that Arteta’s changed their whole outlook and aura. However, Liverpool never seemed to be moved or at unease during the whole game and they showed it in the 2nd half.
A night when you saw exactly why Jurgen Klopp loves Roberto Firmino, why everyone loves Alisson Becker, and why you should never doubt this Liverpool team.#LFC
— Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) March 16, 2022
Almost as if this was a game between Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool of 16/17 versus the current one. A team in the ascendancy against a team settled, sure of itself and brimming with the demeanor of champions.
MATCHDAY: Liverpool go to the Emirates in crucial title fixture
Read up the matchday preview as Liverpool visit the Emirates in one of their most crucial games in the league. Liverpool’s trip to Emirates is set up to be increasingly important in the upcoming title race.
Matchday Preview: Liverpool travel away to the Emirates to face Arsenal
Liverpool will be going away to the Emirates to keep up their push for the Premier League this season. If they snatch a win here, they can in touching distance of the league leaders.
The Reds currently sit at second place in the league, a point less than leaders Man City. However, since Pep’s team played a goalless draw against Crystal Palace earlier this week, Reds have their best chance to close the distance.
Arsenal, on the other hand, will be looking to cement their top four spot ahead of Man United. Arteta’s men are impressing on all fronts recently, as proven by their 5 consecutive win streak in the league.
Fans are gearing up for the game to be a cracker, with immense attacking talent on display on both sides.
Venue: The Emirates
Time: 8:15 pm local time
Referee: Michael Oliver
Reds supporters will be delighted to hear that Moh Salah is back in contention for the game, possibly. All this comes after the Egyptian suffered a foot injury in Liverpool’s weekend game against Brighton.
However, It still remains to be seen whether he can make the starting XI or not. If not, Klopp will have to choose between Jota or Firmino.
📺 Jurgen Klopp on Mo Salah's injury record:
"He’s worked on his body, it’s his body but obviously you cannot, there’s no miracles. Players are more vulnerable than others and Mo has obviously the right mindset, the right attitude and the right body for it as well.” 🔴 pic.twitter.com/8MkFinxd2m
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) March 15, 2022
Possible Starting XIs
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Mane, Diaz
Arsenal: Ramsdale; Cedric, White, Gabriel, Tierney; Odegaard, Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Lacazette, Martinelli
Result Prediction: Liverpool to edge it out at the Emirates
Arsenal 2 – 3 Liverpool
While Arsenal have been on an impressive run as of late, Liverpool are on an even better streak. With the Reds clicking at the right time of the season, we expect them to exploit Arsenal’s defensive woes.
The Gunners have been left exposed at times at the back due to their high press up the pitch. Opponents haven’t fully cashed in on that weakness, but Jurgen Klopp and his men are a different caliber altogether.