Europe as salvation
Liverpool are seeking to endorse a pass to the quarter-finals against Leipzig to satisfy morale due to his poor streak in the Premier League.
Madrid, March 9 (Europe Press) –
Liverpool will seek to finish Wednesday at Puskas Arena in Budapest against RB Leipzig (9:00 PM / UEFA Champions League 1) a pass to the Champions League quarter-finals, after winning the first leg also in the Hungarian box to try to forget his disastrous career in the premiership Which plunged the “Reds” into a deep crisis.
After being touched and defeated again this weekend against Fulham (0-1), Jürgen Klopp’s side have lost six defeats in their last eight matches, far from the impressive form that led them to win the title last season after 30 years without raising the league title.
In domestic competition, only a win over bottom club Sheffield United gave him a truce. Before, Brighton, Manchester City, Leicester and Everton brought him to the knee, as did later with Chelsea and Craven Cottage. In total, only 4 goals against and 12 goals in the last seven league matches.
Consequently, it occupies eighth place with 22 points behind leaders of City, and ranks European at five points, and “Champions” in seventh place, despite not having one more match than the two teams that distinguish their respective regions. Only the continental championship, where another victory of his terrible streak took place, could save the club’s season, as Klopp’s unquestionable record has already begun.
Puskas Square once again provides a lifeline for the “Reds”. The buildings of the Hungarian capital served as the “ home ” of Julian Nagelsmann on the overseas trip, due to the impossibility of entering Germany for travelers from the United Kingdom to prevent the spread of the British strain of the Coronavirus.
Now, in the same place, Liverpool will try to confirm their ticket for the next round after winning the first match (0-2) thanks to five minutes of inspiration from Egyptian Mohamed Salah (minute 53) and Senegalese Sadio Mane (minimum 58).
Both of them will be in the three-spear of the Klopp striker, where the only doubt, due to the blow, is the Brazilian Roberto Firmino, who may leave his place for the Portuguese Diogo Jota. In addition, the German coach will regret the long-standing absence of Jordan Henderson, Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk.
Leipzig, take off in Bundesliga
For their part, Leipzig of Spain, Dani Olmo and Angelino will continue with a good moment in the Bundesliga to try to reverse the score 0-2 from the first leg. Six successive victories allowed Julian Nagelsmann’s side to climb to second, just two points behind leaders Bayern Munich.
Alive in the league, the Germans will come with complete confidence in the appointment, as they do not think to pity the weak and dwindling “network” of defense; If they manage to score early, they will be tied. Nagelsmann warned, “We have to win back both goals to reach overtime at least. But everything starts again 0-0 and we have already shown that we have the ability to equalize the two goals and create opportunities.”
Defender Marcel Hallstenberg and injured midfielders Konrad Leimer and Dominic Zoboszlai will not be able to participate in the match, in which Angelino, Hungarian Willy Urban and Austria Marcel Sabitzer remain in doubt.
– Possible alliances.
Liverpool: Alison. Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Phillips, Robertson; Jones, Vinaldom, Thiago Alcantara; Jota, Salah and Mani.
Leipzig: Golakshi; Adams, Mukele, Obicano, Klosterman; Hydra, Campbell; Nkunku, Olmo, Forsberg; Poulsen y.
Arbitro: Clement Turpin (France).
Stadium: Puskas Arena.
Time: 21.00 / Movistar Champions League 1