In difficulty in the Premier League, Liverpool was corrected by Real Madrid (2-5) on Tuesday in the Champions League. A terrible race for Jrgen Klopp, who fails to find the solution to revive the Reds. Is the end of the system put in place by the German coach?
The Liverpool of Jrgen Klopp to the immense. A first title in the Premier League in April 2020 30 years of waiting. Three Champions League finals (2018, 2019, 2022) with a crowning cl. But all good things must end. An end that could come soon for the German coach.
Confirmation of a complicated season
Even if he extended until 2026, last April, the 55-year-old man gives the impression of no longer controlling anything. If he chose to reassure himself by saying that the first before Real Madrid to the most successful of the season , the result of the final came as a reminder of how badly the Reds have been in recent months. Because the slap inflicted by the White House (2-5) on Tuesday, the widest suffered by Anfield in the history of the Champions League, is only the confirmation of a season so far in large widths with a 9th place in the Premier League 19 points from leaders Arsenal after 22 games.
With the elimination of the C1 looming, the losses of the two titles in the FA Cup and the League Cup, Liverpool have only 16 games contested in 2022-2023. The Mersey club has already lost 11 times since the start of the year. Under the orders of the German manager, he had only done worse in 2020-2021 with 12 losses, a season marked by the absence of supporters which had weighed heavily on the morale of the players. A priority which had been marked in particular by the 6 consecutive defeats of Anfield between January and March, the worst series in the history of the club, before a rebound which had allowed the Reds to finish 3rd in the championship.
On the kneecaps
A rebound that today seems difficult to envisage. Alisson Becker finds himself on the downward slope, like Virgil van Dijk, who has accumulated injuries in recent months. With the two bosses of the defensive block wavering, the whole team has lost its balance. In the middle, says Harvey Elliott (5 goals) displays a suitable level for all the usual inmates, namely Jordan Henderson, Thiago Alcntara and Fabinho, nose dive. With the departure of Sadio Man, Darwin Nuez, despite his 12 goals, is also struggling to take up the torch, failing to support the very lonely Mohamed Salah (19 goals).
So, has Klopp reached the end of his adventure? His personal history shows that the cycles are very long. In Mainz, the native of Stuttgart had lasted just over 7 years (2680 days), barely lacking access to the Bundesliga before joining Borussia Dortmund. At Signal Iduna Park, he also had an experience of 7 years (2555 days) with a nightmarish last season marked by a last place in January (before finishing 7th). In Liverpool, the story has lasted for more than 7 years (2694 days) with signs that are not reassuring. Curious enough to think about his future?
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