German coach Jurgen Klopp, coach of the Liverpool team, explained his sudden decisions against Newcastle United on Saturday, April 30, in the match that ended in favor of the Reds 0-1 at “St James’ Park”, in the 35th round of the English Premier League football championship. Premier League.
Klopp surprised a large segment of followers by placing prominent names, such as the Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah, the Brazilian midfielder Fabinho and the English right-back Trent Alexander Arnold; On the bench at the start of the match against Newcastle this Saturday 30 April.
“Coming to this stadium with five changes in the starting line-up of the first football team, with a new construction method, is very difficult, but it was fantastic today on the ground,” Klopp said in the press conference after the match.
He continued, “We managed to completely control the match, and the players performed more than wonderful inside the green rectangle against Newcastle United.”
And he continued: “To win here is special, it was a difficult match of course and with special circumstances, with Newcastle United going through a good period.”
And about the sudden changes he made against Newcastle United, Klopp said: “I made some changes, but they have nothing to do with the next match against Villarreal in the Champions League. I just wanted not to waste the players’ energy or lose them to injury, so we thought this was the right day for that rotation.”
Klopp concluded his speech by saying: “I did not think for a moment about Manchester City, all that matters is to continue the victories, and most importantly, to win against Villarreal in the Champions League semi-finals, and to reserve a seat in the final.”
It is noteworthy that Liverpool, with its victory over Newcastle on Saturday, April 30, raised its score to 82 points from 34 games (25 wins, 7 draws, 2 losses), occupying second place in the English Premier League, one point behind leaders Manchester City (83 points), Which achieved a wide 4-0 victory over its host Leeds United later for the same round.
On the other hand, Newcastle’s balance froze at 43 points from 35 games (11 wins, 10 draws, 14 losses), ranking 10th.