Liverpool’s manager, Jürgen Klopp believes that his team on Sunday and has been shown to be ready for the new season. The Reds lost the battle for the Community Shield after a penalty shoot-out to Manchester City, but will that hurt the germans did not.
“I can’t just not be disappointed about it,” said Klopp after the match at Wembley against the English media. “We were very, very well done, especially in the second half. To me, this is much more important than a victory, because, as we know now, we still have a high level of undo.”
The City was for a long period of time in the lead thanks to a goal from Raheem Sterling in the twelfth minute, but Liverpool are stronger in the second half and it was substitute, Joel Matip, an hour and fifteen minutes before the time on the same level.
Mohamed Salah seemed to be Liverpool, and a handy boogbal to the lead-to-heads, but because of a spectacular bicycle kick from Kyle Walker and force the City kicks off. In that final penaltyserie it was Georginio Wijnaldum is the only player who didn’t hit me.
“We had one rescue this match is decided”, commented Klopp’s back. “Our second half was really very good. Of course it will be Manchester City and there will be a couple of weeks and be better for it, but it’s a pretty good sign that we have many chances created against this team. The result has been less and less, but the game itself is, for me, is very, very important.”
The only Georginio Wijnaldum missed his penalty kick. (Photo: Pro-Shots)
Guardiola is happy with a test for the players
Also, the City’s manager Josep Guardiola is full of praise about the quality of the match between the champion and the runner-up last season. The 48-year-old Spaniard is the fact that the team is already able to practice at a world-class team.
“It was for both sides to have an incredible final,” said Guardiola. “Any team can have ninety minutes to end. In the first quarter, we were exhausted, so Liverpool’s chances to win.”
“For both teams, this was a great test in the lead-up to the season. It’s great for the players that they will have to deal with the level they are this season is going to come from. The difference is really negligible.”
The Premier League season begins this weekend has already started. Liverpool will begin the competition on Friday with a home game against Norwich City, Manchester City is going to be a day later, on a visit to West Ham United.
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