The workforce of Jürgen Klopp seeks to start out the yr with a triumph that returns the purpose to him alone. The native needs to get nearer to the consuming space.
Liverpool visita al Southampton with the aim of reaching a victory that permits recuperate the lead alone within the Premier League, since his irregularity made it potential for a lot of enemies to look, together with Manchester United, with whom he shares the highest.
The match, which closes the date 17 of the English championship, might be performed at 17 (Argentine time) at Saint Mary’s Stadium, refereed by Andre Marriner and ESPN reside and direct televising (Cablevisión channels 103 and DirecTV channels 621).
Liverpool closed 2020 with two disappointing attracts. First it was a 1 to 1 in opposition to West Bromwich Albion, a workforce that’s sunk within the relegation zone and that within the subsequent two video games acquired 9 objectives and couldn’t rating any, the results of 5-0 for Leeds United and 4-0 for Arsenal.
And within the final sport of the yr, Jürgen Klopp’s workforce drew 0-0 in opposition to Newcastle at Saint James Park. That’s the reason Manchester United, by beating Aston Villa 2 to 1, reached the highest in the course of a ten-game streak with out losses, with eight wins and two equalities.
Each Liverpool and Manchester United have 33 factorsThough Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s workforce owes a match from the primary date, in opposition to Burnley, which might be performed on Tuesday, January 12. And 5 days later on Sunday 17, Liverpool and United will meet at Anfield.
The 0-0 file in opposition to Newcastle It’s a end result that seems as a rarity in Klopp’s passage by way of Liverpool. Within the 290 video games that the German has led on the membership since he took workplace in 2015, it was solely repeated 20 occasions (out of a complete of 69 matches he tied).
The groups in opposition to which he equaled probably the most occasions with out objectives had been Everton and Manchester United, three every. The season that almost all repeated this end result was 2017-18, with 5 0-0. Within the present one, he has already had two: the one talked about with Newcastle and one in opposition to Arsenal, which eradicated him within the fourth spherical of the League Cup in definition by penalties.
Final season, during which he was topped Premier League champion after 30 years, he had solely as soon as equaled a clean rating: within the metropolis derby in opposition to Everton at Goodison Park.
With Klopp on the bench Solely in opposition to one workforce did he draw 0-0 in each video games of the season: it was exactly in opposition to Southampton, in 2016-17.
If they didn’t win once more on Monday, Liverpool would hit a three-game winless streak that, within the German cycle, we might even have to return to 2016-17 to discover a comparable string.
On that event he was 5 video games with out successful, the worst file with the Teuton on the bench, the product of three attracts (2 to 2 with Sunderland, 1 to 1 in opposition to Manchester United and 1 to 1 in opposition to Chelsea) and two defeats (3 to 2 with Swansea and 2-0 in opposition to Hull Metropolis).
Neither is the statistics on the beginning of the yr away from Anfield for Liverpool encouraging, as they gained solely in one of many final eight conferences in early January as a customer: it was in 2018, a 2 to 1 in opposition to Burnley with objectives from Sadio Mané and Ragnar Klavan within the low cost.
He could have a rival in Southampton who, with 26 factors, has aspirations to affix the battle to enter the cups, however going by way of a unfavourable streak of 4 video games with out wins, together with two to 0 to 0 in a row, on the finish of 2020 in opposition to Fulham and West Ham.
One other goalless draw would put him in entrance of an unprecedented occasion in his historical past within the league, since he by no means equaled 0-0 within the First Division of England thrice.
For the Premier League, Saints They haven’t overwhelmed Liverpool for nearly 5 years. The final time was on March 20, 2016, at dwelling, in a 3 to 2 with the flavour of a feat as a result of they misplaced 2 to 0 and so they turned it round with two objectives from Sadio Mané, the final 4 minutes from the tip for the workforce that At the moment, Ronald Koeman led and had Virgil van Dijk as his star defender.
However Southampton’s final win in opposition to Klopp’s Liverpool was within the 2017 League Cup semi-final.: he defeated it 1 to 0 at Anfield (objective by Shane Lengthy), and within the Wembley last he fell 3 to 2 in opposition to Manchester United by José Mourinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (creator of two objectives within the deciding match).