Liverpool to Europe’s top: Powerful Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool convincingly reached Europe, after the Champions League final that Jurgen Klopp excelled.

Liverpool and Tottenham are no stranger. Particularly in the 2018-19 season, there were 6 goals scored in the confrontations between the two Premier League teams. On the pitch Wanda Metropoli in Madrid, Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino are all active in selecting the attacking solution, with the formation arranged quite high.

Right in the first seconds, the finals went to a corner that was good for Liverpool, when Moussa Sissoko put the ball in the penalty area, leading to Tottenham’s penalty.

The first phase of the match clearly reflects the difference: Tottenham is worse than the bravery and experience, especially when it comes to finals. Sissoko is a great player for Tottenham this season, but has a very amateur situation when he touches the ball in the penalty area.

As an experienced player, and decided to win both capital and interest after the final match last season, Mohamed Salah made no mistake at the penalty spot. Salah’s 11-meter goal was scored in the second minute, and since then the game has been completely controlled by Liverpool.

Good fitness, reasonable moves, The Kop does not give Tottenham the opportunity to play football. Jurgen Klopp’s players play the ball with a dominant position, controlling space and tempo. Liverpool was too brave, pushing the game in a boring way to avoid making the slightest mistake before Divock Origi made the decision in the 87th minute.

Jurgen Klopp gave up the familiar way of rock when he slept Tottenham with pragmatic. According to Opta, The Kop only controlled the ball 35.4%, the lowest number in a Champions League final, since Mourinho’s Inter in 2010. When Tottenham was like scorching bodies looking for a goal, Klopp pulled  to throw Origi into the field. This is a reasonable adjustment and the Belgian striker scored the final.

After all, especially in the upstream against Barca in the semi-finals, Klopp deserves this reward, to go into the history of the busiest port city in England. He became the fourth coach to bring Liverpool to Europe, after Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan, and Rafa Benitez.