Liverpool’s defeat by Manchester City was definitely not easy to take, Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool’s manager said. Nevertheless, Liverpool remain on track for winning the EPL this season and given their successes, this is not too difficult to imagine. Not at all.
Jurgen Klopp’s Undiminished Award Enthusiasm
Nothing seems to break the commitment of Liverpool to winning the cup. The team’s manager, Jurgen Klopp, did admit that things most definitely didn’t pan out as he had hoped for, but this doesn’t detract from the overall achievements of the team.
The defeat against Manchester City was a well-fought one and the team did their best to catch up to City, although they failed in the end. And yet, this was the first defeat for Liverpool where the runners-up have whole 3 of those, and more challenge are coming.
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Manchester City’s own footballers are confident that they can carry on without losing a single game, but even Liverpool knows that this is unrealistic. The expectations are much better from City’s standpoint however.
The true situation about Liverpool is much more optimistic. Yes, they lost to their main rival and contender for the title but is that really such a reason for despair? As things stand, Manchester City will have to win every game from here to the end and they will also have to overcome very strong teams time and again.
Both Liverpool and Manchester City though seem to be playing against opponents that will not be able to disrupt their winning streaks. Liverpool hasn’t been beaten so far bar its last misstep against Man City and if this is any indication, then the opponents down the line, including Crystal Palace and West Ham won’t stand much chance.
However, as the season progresses, we’ve come to at least learn that there is much that West Ham and Crystal Palace both can do to disrupt the plans of top competitors in the EPL.
Being Beaten Is Not a Bad Thing
So, Liverpool are mortal after all. If you prick them, they bleed. And that’s no bad news either. Why you might wonder? Simply because it takes the edge off. Put very simply, Liverpool no longer need to worry if they are beaten or unbeaten. It certainly helps to know that no-one can really defeat you. And perhaps, emulating the victory rush of Arsenal from 2003-2004 is a great thing to aspire to, but it’s not really necessary.
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Many teams have been losing plenty in the EPL and they are not that far behind in the overall standing. They are most likely not going to put a dint on the cup, but who need that when they can still gather their strength and progress well into the next season.
Liverpool are happy to have suffered a defeat in the sense that it will be a learning experience. The words of Mr. Klopp are very much true – it’s tough to take a defeat. And Liverpool are definitely not a team that will lose all confidence just because they were defeated once.
Besides, Man City were a truly worthy opponent. A defeat over them could have crushed all hopes that anyone but Liverpool can be a victor in the EPL, and to be honest, chances are that this will happen again. So, here it is.
The defeat of Liverpool – not at all a desirable development, but one that comes with a lot of learning experience. Liverpool are now preparing to most likely take four victories in a row. When they end up against a strong opponent once again, these opponents better be prepared – because Liverpool will most certainly be.
As Klopp said, losing confidence would have been a problem. But this is not the case with Liverpool. Not in the slightest.