Benitez remembers Istanbul
Rafael Benitez shared some of his memories of Liverpool’s Champions League victory over Milan in Istanbul on the 15th anniversary.
With the team 3-0 at halftime, the manager prepared his team speech, and said to ECHO : “I had to give them confidence, make them believe. “
And he said he was still confident his team would win on penalties – because of the preparation they had made.
“Since I was a young coach, I have always had my own software to control training, competitions and players.
“We knew where four of the five penalty shooters [place] their sanctions. If you have to take a penalty in the final, you will do it at your strong side. ”
It is certain that the final will be remembered for decades to come, adding: “It was and will be the best final of all time in terms of emotions and even tactical changes. For all Liverpool fans, it certainly will be. ”
And on a personal level, he will never forget the celebrations afterwards.
“Everything was incredible,” he said. “From celebrations in Istanbul on the flight home, then in the atmosphere of the city. “
Fans call for transfer of Werner
Jurgen Klopp was invited to sign Timo Werner this summer – by Liverpool fans.
RB Leipzig striker has been linked to a £ 50m transfer to Liverpool for weeks – and reminded fellow countryman Klopp of what he can offer with three goals against Mainz this weekend.
And Reds fans turned to social media to praise the 24-year-old’s performance – and urge the club to make its offer.
Twitter users have described it as “classy”, “fast” and “such a good finisher”.
There is also information from Germany that Klopp and Werner have organized a recent “virtual meeting” while transfer interest is increasing.
Liverpool watch the city call
Liverpool will keep a close eye on Manchester City’s appeal against their ban on European club competition – which will be heard from 8 June in the Sports Arbitration Court.
City was found to have committed “serious violations” of club licensing and financial fair play rules in February – although they have always denied the allegations.
If City is not allowed to participate in the Champions League next season, it could have a big impact on the Premier League landscape.
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It would also mean the absence of a potential rival for the trophy itself.
However, in a season where Champions League football is likely to be less profitable due to the absence or reduction of supporters in the stadiums, City will not lose too much.
And that would no doubt also give City the space to focus on winning the Premier League title.
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