Top coaches are under cosmic pressure. After an unexpected defeat in Belgrade, it is suddenly damn tight for Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool side. In the Champions League Group C, another giant, from France, Thomas Tuchel and PSG are also threatening to go out early.
Two Germans, Klopp & Tuchel will do anything & everything in their last two Champions League Fixtures in Group C to remain in the competition. Football Fans would love to see both Liverpool & PSG in the knockout stages, but will it happen?
Klopp with the laugh!
Through his distinctive laugh, Jurgen Klopp thoroughly passed. The team manager of Liverpool seemed thoughtful before he boarded into the plane after the Belgrade shock with serious worries in his luggage. “We have a long flight home and enough time to think about these things,” said Klopp.
The completely unexpected 0 – 2 in the Champions League against Red Star Belgrade put the Reds in disbelief and tantrum, as the entry into the knockout round is hanging by a thread. What went wrong on Tuesday evening, Klopp was asked. “I only have ten fingers,” the 51-year-old said. His “boys” are “very disappointed, I am very disappointed”.
Liverpool FC have to deliver
Napoli leads the table of death, Group C, ahead of Liverpool (6 points) only through goal-difference and PSG (5 points), but in the remaining two games – first in Paris, then at Anfield against Naples, Liverpool must deliver at their fullest. Especially since outsider Belgrade (4), who celebrated their first victory in the European supreme class since 1992, is still in the context to qualify from the group.
“We will go with 100 percent in the two games, but I have no message at this moment,” said Klopp meekly and confessed, “We were impressed in Belgrade. That’s not what we wanted. “
Above all, for Liverpool, the away weakness is increasing and becoming a mammoth problem. The three away defeats in a row for the Reds is the weakest balance sheet in foreign soil in Europe’s most important club competition since 1979.
Tuchel: “It’s going to be very tough”
The situation is more volatile for Klopp than for Thomas Tuchel and PSG. After the 1 – 1 draw in Naples, the sinfully expensive team around world champion Kylian Mbappe and Neymar against Liverpool necessarily need a home win. Otherwise, it has no further progress into the knockout phase of the tournament.
“The group is very, very tight, and it’s really difficult,” Tuchel said, introducing his personal account for the knockout stages. He added, “We still have two games and can win both. It’s going to be tough and difficult, but it’s possible.”
After a strong first half and the lead by the former Munich’s Juan Bernat (45 + 2), PSG did not manage much in the second section. On the contrary, Napoli, who will welcome Belgrade on matchday one, suddenly has every chance thanks to Lorenzo Insigne’s well-deserved equalizer (62 ‘).
And so it could be, at the end of the preliminary round actually catch one of the two German top coaches or Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti, chased in the previous year at Bayern, would be the laughing third.