Liverpool face Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp’s assistant coach now reveals what could spur the Reds on ahead of the game.
Referees celebrate defeat: Liverpool will play Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday evening (9 p.m.). Jürgen Klopp’s team met the Madrilenians four years ago – also in the final of the premier class. At that time, the “Reds” lost 1: 3, but one aspect of the defeat could spur the Liverpool team on Saturday in particular: After the game, the referees are said to have celebrated in the next room.
Traumatic final: Jürgen Klopp’s assistant coach Peter Krawietz can remember exactly: “Imagine you’ve lost and come into the locker room, a player was already in the hospital and is now back, he’s in pain and crying. And in the dressing room next door, the referees are celebrating. They sang and celebrated, it was terrible. We were down.”
Does that spur you on? On Saturday, Liverpool will meet Real Madrid for the first time since losing four years ago. Ironically, the game will be whistled by Frenchman Clement Turpin, who was the fourth official at the 2019 final at the time. It is therefore not surprising that the “Reds” take the unpleasant memories of the last encounter as motivation.
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