Liverpool coach, German Jurgen Klopp, expressed his great admiration for the performance of his “bench” players during the match against his host Southampton, which the “Reds” won (1-2) on Tuesday evening, May 17, in the 37th (penultimate) stage of the English Premier League competitions. 2022/2021.

In the face of Southampton, Liverpool missed many of its key players; The Dutchman Virgil van Dijk, the Egyptian Mohamed Salah and the Brazilian Fabinho were absent due to injury, and Klopp refused to risk his other stars; Fearing that another player would suffer an injury before the awaited match against Real Madrid in the Champions League final on May 28, the German coach made 9 changes to his squad on his trip to St. Mary’s.

After the victory over Southampton, the Liverpool coach confirmed, in comments reported by the English “90min” website, that his team’s bench is like “a Ferrari parked in your garage,” adding: “I am happy with this performance from the players, it is very impressive.”

Liverpool players celebrate after beating Southampton One Win

Jurgen continued: “In Liverpool, you have two things, you either give up or wait for your turn in this group. This group is constantly pushing each other. In the end the performance was absolutely fantastic and tonight is really special because we came here and did what we did, and it worked because of the players.”

The German coach pointed out that: “If it did not work (playing the Southampton match with the reserve squad), I would have been 100% responsible, and I have succeeded now and the boys should be proud of that.”

Liverpool scored the double against Southampton, Japan’s Takumi Minamino in the 27th minute, and Cameroon’s Joel Matip in the 67th minute, while the home team’s goal was scored by English player Nathan Redmond in the 13th minute.

The conflict continues between Manchester City and Liverpool until the last round of the English Premier League

Liverpool raised its score to 89 points in second place in the Premier League table, reducing the difference with leaders Manchester City to one point before reaching the last round next week.

Liverpool is seeking to achieve a historic quartet in England, after winning the League Cup and the FA Cup, and the team is still in competition for the English Premier League and Champions League titles.

The last stage of the English Premier League will be held next Sunday (May 22), in which Liverpool will play its guest Wolverhampton and Manchester City receive Aston Villa, knowing that the goal difference is currently in favor of City with (+7), and Manchester City must beat Aston Villa in the last match to win In the event of a tie or loss, and Liverpool win, they will lose the title in favor of the Reds.

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