The treacherous wind, which cares for pipe by some Premier League Stadium, Jürgen Klopp knows perfectly. When Liverpool antrat on Sunday at the bottom of the table in Burnley, it was clear before the game that later, the weather would be spoken.
“The wind was crazy, he came out of all directions,” Klopp was after the 1-0 victory of his team, in which dormant balls were rolled partly from their place and the corner banners had bent almost to the ground. “It was so hard to defend their high balls.”
Again and again, the hosts were in the first passage behind Liverpool’s defense series and had the leadership gate in mind. Instead, then Klopps elf banged shortly before the break after a corner of Trent Alexander-Arnold, who had extended Sadio Mané by head on Fabinho.
Fabinho meets after a corner – Klopp still sees an “counterpressing goal”
The Brazilians already scored his fifth goal in the last seven competitive games, in the remaining 20 of the season he had once again succeeded. “He would probably have shot much more goals for Liverpool, if I had ordered him in the penalty area with offensive standards,” Klopp explained the sudden goal flood of the defensive midfielder. “Only last we did that – and he meets.”
The clerk called Klopp “Great” and evaluated him in a good mood as “counterpressing goal”, because Fabinho had failed with his first attempt at goalkeeper Nick Pope, but had spoken responsive. Thanks to this scene, Liverpool has now won ten of the youngest 13 league games, four of them last in a piece.
“Everything was today on a stumbling block” literally a “banana bowl” – “designed for us,” Klopp was happy that despite some dangerous burney graduations and uncomfortable weather, none of his players had fallen. “We had to work incredibly hard, and that’s what the guys did. We made our jerseys dirty.”
The Premier League title race remains exciting, anyway, about as exciting as the Bundesliga. Liverpool remains at a catch-up game against Leeds in the hindhand nine points behind leader Manchester City, to which it goes in early April. Klopp interested the table constellation on Sunday evening less: “We do not really think about it.”