Jurgen Klopp discusses his strategy to halt Real Madrid and shares his thoughts on Vinicius
Jürgen Klopp, the head coach of Liverpool, spoke to the media today in advance of tomorrow’s crucial Champions League match against Real Madrid at Anfield. Klopp provided updates on the health of his team, the significance of playing Real Madrid, and much more.
Going against Real Madrid once more
These matches are separate ones. One of the largest clubs in the world is Real. I haven’t seen that final since this past weekend, when we played it in Paris. Now I understand why I missed it (laughs)! But I was forced to. Although we played well, we fell short of victory. Real Madrid’s experience is evident in that game; they hold on despite the opposition having chances. You can learn that from them.
Will Darwin Nuez participate?
“He might be able to play. We need to check on him right now. When we are certain, we will decide.
Is it a wise idea to face Real Madrid now?
“We have a super contest to play. To be honest, it took two fantastic matches to win. It is not a problem for me. It’s the Champions League, so who cares? I’m glad we can play this game right now rather than a few weeks ago. I am eager to go because it is so wonderful. Madrid can still win without having to play really well.
“We’ve returned to look a lot more like a team, but we still need to demonstrate that. There is no doubt that we require outcomes. After the World Cup, we were in a similar scenario with two victories, but things have changed. We observe it and feel it. The significance of Anfield “We constantly work hard to earn a spot in the Champions League, and I firmly believe that you should treasure it at this time. It’ll be a unique game. To be honest, I hope Anfield is alert. They know what to expect because they saw us play well the last two games.
about Carlo Ancelotti
“I believe they informed me following the competition that Carlo claimed to have foreseen our actions. But that game ought to have gone our way. One of the friendliest persons you will ever meet, Carlo is the most laid-back manager I’ve ever encountered. He is really smart, and I greatly respect and admire him. They have a world-class team and recruited some incredibly intriguing young players.
What level of difficulty is this game?
Real Madrid are extremely competitive and challenging to defeat. But, trying to defeat them nonetheless makes perfect sense (laughs).
Is it possible to induce terror in Real Madrid?
“I don’t believe you can frighten this team. The saves they had to make were due to our opportunities (in the final). We overprotected ourselves and lacked enough adventure. It’s pretty simple to analyse it now: we were able to make the pass and take action, but Real Madrid is the opponent. Without honouring them, we can’t participate in this game. They are indeed of the highest calibre. It’s challenging since the squad is so well-oiled. Yet that does not imply that it cannot be done.
“Nothing in the world can excuse that type of discriminatory behaviour,” said Vinicius Jr. He’s a world-class player, as far as I’m aware, therefore you shouldn’t leave him in one-on-one scenarios. He will undoubtedly go down in Real Madrid history.
He must halt Real Madrid somehow.
The issue we have is that if you can defend Vinicius properly, then there is Benzema or Rodrygo or anyone. You may try to deny them passes. If you can stop these three, Modric is the next player you can stop. They have players of the highest calibre; you must collectively defend them. That’s what we’ll try to do.