Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah contracted the coronavirus while attending a wedding reception. Trainer Jürgen Klopp sees no reason for disciplinary consequences. .
How a conversation with Klopp brought about the turning point in Lewandowski’s career
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At 32 he is one of the best players in the world. But Robert Lewandowski’s early days in Germany were slow – until he asked his trainer for an interview.
Sa quota is now assuming incredible proportions. Since Robert Lewandowski moved from Lech Posen to Germany in 2010, he has scored an amazing 362 goals in 487 competitive games and contributed 104 assists for his employers Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.
The fact that the world-class attacker delivers consistently season after season is not a matter of course – as the Pole now specifically admits. Due to a difficult start at Borussia Dortmund (in his first season he only scored eight Bundesliga goals), he first needed a clarifying discussion with the then coach Jürgen Klopp to really get going.
After losing 3-0 in the Champions League away game in Marseille on September 28, 2011, he went to see the coach, the Bayern striker recalled in an interview with “Spox” on Wednesday. “We spoke for almost two hours, I told him what was on my mind – and he explained to me what he expected from me.”
After the interview with Klopp, “everything worked better”. “I needed this conversation,” Lewandowski recalled. “I was very young and lived abroad for the first time in my life. I have not yet spoken the language perfectly and accordingly I have not understood everything he said to me. But that didn’t matter, it was necessary to clarify the situation. We won the next game 4-0 against Augsburg, I scored a hat trick and put on a goal. ”At the end of the season he scored 22 times for BVB in the Bundesliga – a considerable increase.
What is really important to Lewandowski
Apparently he no longer needs such discussions. Its numbers speak for themselves. However, goals and assists are not as important to him as he explains. “I am of course happy about my records, but in the end we are only talking about numbers that are not really decisive. For me it is important how many titles we win. I look at that, because all these goals are not worth much without a title. “
If his goals contribute to “that we win titles, the ideal case has occurred. In this regard, however, I also have to say that not only the hits scored play a major role, but also the templates. That promotes team spirit ”.
He’s always working to improve his game. “But I have already contributed a few templates before, only people weren’t so interested in these statistics,” said the 32-year-old. “You always focused on the goals. The actions that lead to the goals, including the game without the ball, are just as important for the success of the team. I often miss that in the public eye. “
Wild derby in Liverpool – Klopp uncomprehending
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Liverpool FC want to make amends in the derby against Everton for last week’s embarrassing defeat. But that doesn’t really work. Coach Klopp vented his anger about stoppage time.
FFor a few seconds Jordan Henderson was a derby hero and everyone at Liverpool FC cheered. But then the video referee intervened and canceled the midfielder’s supposed winning goal.
The English football champions FC Liverpool missed their fourth win of the season due to a controversial decision by the video referee. After the historic 2: 7 debacle at Aston Villa, coach Jürgen Klopp’s team had to be satisfied with a 2: 2 (1: 1) in the Premier League derby at table leaders FC Everton on Saturday. The last minute goal for Liverpool was withdrawn after the video assistant’s decision because of an extremely close offside position.
Klopp reacted angrily to the offside decision after the final whistle. “I didn’t see any offside. But maybe someone can explain it to me. It wasn’t offside in the TV pictures I saw, “said Liverpool coach.
The guests had previously taken the lead twice thanks to an early goal from Sadio Mané (3rd minute) and the 100th Liverpool goal from Mohamed Salah (72nd). But Michael Keane (19th) – after the presentation of the former Bayern professional James Rodriguez – and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (81st) each provided the equalizer for the hosts.
Everton are still waiting to win the Merseyside derby
Everton FC had to play in the final minutes because Richarlison received the red card for a hard foul on Thiago. The team of the former Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti remains undefeated at the top of the table after the draw.
However, the club has been waiting for a win in the Merseyside derby for a decade. Most recently, the Toffees had won in the Premier League exactly ten years earlier to the day against Liverpool.
Salah scored his 100th goal for Liverpool in his 159th game in all competitions for the Reds. Only Roger Hunt (in 144 games) and Jack Parkinson (153) made it faster in the club’s history.
Klopp describes the moment he found out about the Liverpool offer
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Jürgen Klopp signed with Liverpool five years ago. On the anniversary of the service, the success coach remembers how it all began. Actually, he didn’t want to take the crucial call.
Whe also notices how time flies these days, when his service anniversary is celebrated. It’s been five years since Jürgen Klopp hired Liverpool FC. The fact that more than 60,000 people followed Klopp’s approach to Liverpool live via flight radar shows how sensational the German coach’s engagement in October 2015 was.
The expectations of the coach were high. But he delivered. In the 2018/19 season he won the Champions League with Liverpool, and in the 2019/20 season he also won the English championship – the Liverpool appendix had to wait 30 years for this triumph.
When the two sides got closer five years ago, Klopp was in Portugal. After his engagement at Borussia Dortmund, where he left off in spring 2015, he enjoyed the free time. He recalls that he was “completely in the holiday mood”. “We were in Portugal, in Lisbon, with the family, both boys were there too,” reports the coach on the club website of Liverpool FC. Ulla, his wife, and he were sitting in a café when consultant Marc Kosicke contacted him and let him know that Liverpool was interested in him. Later, the contract should be made perfect during negotiations in New York. How, read here.
“I’ll never forget this moment,” says Klopp looking back. During this time, he hardly took any calls. “But somehow I had a feeling that it might be something interesting. So I answered it. ”
“I first had to ask: ‘What do you think?'”
He was immediately enthusiastic, “but because of everything I had discussed with my family beforehand, I couldn’t immediately say: ‘Yes! We do that!’ I first had to ask: ‘What do you think?’ I still remember how both boys said: ‘Yes!’ And we looked at Ulla and she looked at the three of us: ‘Oh, looks like the vacation is over!’ “
It was nice and special to experience this moment with the family. After the vacation, Klopp met his advisor Kosicke, with whom he finally flew to New York for negotiations, where the owners of Liverpool FC are based. Exciting days followed in the US metropolis in which an agreement could be reached.
What followed is known. Jürgen Klopp led Liverpool FC to titles – and should continue to do so in the years to come. His contract runs until 2024.
Reigning Premier League champion, Liverpool, was crushed this Sunday by the Aston Villa (7-2) on the fourth round of the championship, a win that the ‘Reds’ have not suffered since 1963.
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In a game in which nothing went well for the pupils of Jurgen Klopp, with three goals conceded in shots deflected by the defense itself, the Liverpool came 4-1 at halftime, with a triplet of Ollie Watkins, and could not straighten course in the second half, despite the double of Mohamed Salah (33, 60).
He Liverpool, who had won their first three games, remains in fifth place in the table, with the same points as his rival this Sunday, who is second by better goal difference.
The ‘Reds’, who played without their starting goalkeeper, the Brazilian Alisson, injured, and without his Senegalese striker Sadio Mané, with Covid-19, they did not concede seven league goals since a match with the same score against him Tottenham in 1963.
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It is also the first time since 1953 that a defending champion of England has received seven goals.
Beaten in Manchester
But that wasn’t the only ‘crazy’ result of the day. Before the Tottenham desecrated the Old Trafford temple to inflict a 6-1 win on the Manchester United.
Just five games played this season and the shadow of the crisis already looms over a United ridiculed by the ‘Spurs’.
The general manager of the club, Ed Woodward, present in the stands, could at least console himself with the fact that the match was played behind closed doors, so as not to see the fans of the ‘Red Devils’ undertake it against him.
Only the expected arrival of the Uruguayan Edinson Cavani and the Brazilian side Alex Such, from Porto, before the transfer market closes at midnight on Monday brings some hope.
The first title chance for Liverpool is gone. The team of coach Jürgen Klopp fails in the league cup against Arsenal. In the Champions League, the German’s team was drawn into a group with Ajax Amsterdam, Atalanta Bergamo and FC Midtjylland. That’s what Reds trainer Jürgen Klopp says.
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WORLD: Jürgen Klopp is still the Bundesliga coach with the most proceedings before the DFB sports court. Did he already stand out disciplinarily as a player?
Hans Lorenz: No. At least not more than other players. He was a very disciplined professional who never played bad fouls. Nevertheless, as a player, he was regularly involved in the sports court. If in a different way. Under the chairman Karl Schubert, my predecessor in this position, he was an assessor at the DFB sports court. Just like me. Jürgen was a so-called player assessor. A few days ago, the protocol of the hearing against Jens Nowotny fell into my hands. There he and I were involved. And so it happened that after a match day he was appointed as a judge and reappeared as a suspect a few weeks later. One incident remains in my memory.
WORLD: You’re welcome.