Monday, July 26, 2021

Klopp after losing to Manchester City: Our goal now is to qualify for the Champions League

German Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp admitted after his team’s severe loss at home to Manchester City 1-4 that qualifying for the Champions League next season is the main goal now after the Reds’ hopes of retaining the Premier League title dwindled significantly.

Klopp, who lost his team 3 consecutive matches at Anfield for the first time since 1963, said, “Of course, it has become clear. Occupying one of the qualifying places for the Champions League has become the main goal, and we will do our best to achieve that.”

The coach, who led Liverpool last season to win the league title for the first time since 1990, added, “There is plenty of time to ensure this and therefore we have to return to the winning streak.”

Liverpool is waiting for difficult matches in the coming days, as it is a guest to Leicester City III under the leadership of its former coach Branden Rodgers, then receives its neighbor Everton in the derby match, and then faces Leipzig in the first leg of the Champions League final at a neutral stadium in Budapest, due to the authorities not allowing German to enter the Reds into its lands due to the Corona pandemic.

Liverpool, who are fourth in the standings, are 10 points behind Manchester City, who also has a game in hand.

Liverpool suffers from several injuries in its ranks, especially in its defensive line, as the Dutch Virgil van Dyck, the best player in the league last season, in addition to the Cameroonian Joel Matip, will be absent until the end of the season, and Joe Gomez may return to the stadiums before the end of the season.

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