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The 2022 World Cup break should have been good for Liverpool, but instead of resetting and fixing qualification after the autumn part of the season, Liverpool have pushed themselves even harder. Liverpool have played seven games in which they have only won three times. Particularly puzzled were the defeats of Brentford and Brighton with a total score of 1:6. After Brighton, Klopp acknowledged the horror, saying the following:
“Seriously. Very badly. I don’t remember a game worse than this. Brighton played better and fully deserved to win. He was really good.”
It is noteworthy that such a statement happened for the second time in the current season, the first time it was made after the loss to Napoli.
No one dreams of a championship in Liverpool anymore, and now the team is faced with the task of climbing as high as possible in the English Premier League, and hopefully, the team will even reach the Champions League zone, which is currently about ten points. outside.
Another Premier League giant found itself in an almost identical situation. The Aristocrats had hoped for an improvement in play following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel, but Graham Potter, after a strong start, went on a dismal run, so they are already talking about another managerial change.
Chelsea have just won three of their last ten games, only one of which has come by more than one goal. Liverpool and Chelsea have been neighbors in the standings many times, and this season is no exception, but before the head-to-head confrontation, they are in the eighth and ninth lines of the Premier League, even missing Fulham, Brentford and Brighton.
Liverpool have suffered a plethora of injuries since the start of the season, and Jurgen Klopp is not getting better with time. Roberto Firmino, Diego Jotu, Stefan Baicetic, Arthur, James Milner, Luis Diaz are still recovering from their injuries, and for a long time. Some of them have already started full training, but they are unlikely to play against Chelsea, but Virgil van Dijk, who was injured in the game against Brentford, will definitely not be able to help.
Jurgen Klopp will once again have to rebuild and prepare an almost new team from the remaining players in no time. And in that he can help Cody Gakpo, who, although without success, has already made his debut in the Premier League. Much is expected of him.
And if anyone can understand Klopp, it’s Potter. Chelsea dropped so many players that it was possible to build a separate team from them: Raheem Sterling, Edouard Mendy, Christian Pulisic, Ben Chilwell, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Armando Broya, Ngolo Kante, Wesley Fofana, Rhys James, Denis Zakaaria and also suspended. Joao Félix will not appear on the field in the most important match of the championship.
Potter is in such dire straits that he throws all the novices and more or less trained young players into the fray. 18-year-old Lewis Hall is already running on the left flank of the defense, newcomer Benoit Badiashile made his debut in the center of defense, and in the match against Liverpool expensive Mikhail Mudrik can appear from the first minutes.
This match will show who can handle a crisis better: Klopp or Potter?
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