Before the postponement of the Premier League, the players took to the field with shirts against the new league. Match decided by the goals of Manè at 31 ‘and Diego Llorente at 87’. The Reds miss West Ham in 4th place
Liverpool drew in Leeds and lacked the connection to West Ham in fourth place at 55 (difficult to talk about the Champions area which is moving away given today’s events …). To act as a corollary to the Monday Night of Premier, the protest of the Bielsa players against the Superlega, manifested with writings on the shirts worn during the warm-up. Reds in the lead on 31 ‘with Manè, Diego Llorente equalized with 3’ from the end.
Before the game, Leeds (Italian-owned club, in the person of Andrea Radrizzani) took a stand against the Superlega by taking the field, for the warm-up with a t-shirt with two writings, one in front and the other on the back, against the new tournament. On the chest the Leeds players had the writing “Earn it on the pitch”, or “Earn it on the pitch” and on the back “Football is for the Fans”, “Football is for the fans”. In the stands, because the audience in the stadiums in England will return from May, there were the same writings.
There was also a plane that flew over the Elland Road stadium before the match with the words “No to the Super League”, while the Leeds players wore shirts during the warm-up with the words “football is for the fans “. Fans of different clubs protested in front of the stadium and a Liverpool jersey (one of the clubs that joined the Super League) was burned.
klopp e bielsa
A very embarrassed Klopp, as the other German, Thomas Tuchel, had been at lunchtime, in the pre-Brighton press conference, expressed himself as follows: “People don’t like it and I can understand their state of mind. We coaches and players have been kept in the dark. I like a football where a West Ham can reach qualification for the Champions League “. Bielsa, on the other hand, expressed himself clearly: ““ The fundamental problem is that the rich always aspire to be richer without considering the consequences for others. As they gain more power they begin to demand more privileges over others. What makes football great is the possibility for one of those weak teams to win, not the great teams that face each other ”.
First half fairly dominated by the Reds, who unlocked the result with a goal by Manè on 31 ‘. Wonderful throw of Diogo Jota for Alexander Arnold, who anticipates the goalkeeper and serves in the middle a ball that Manè just has to push into the empty goal. Only one chance for Bielsa’s team, when it was still 0-0, with Bamford who is alone in front of Allison but fails to pierce him. Klopp’s side have 3 chances to double in the first 5 minutes of the second half and continue to put pressure on the hosts. Which finally show signs of life by creating a couple of chances for the equal without however realizing them around the quarter of an hour. At 68 ‘Allison saves the Reds’ goal on a close shot by Harrison. Two minutes later Manè gives way to Salah. At 77 ‘Kabak’s mistake but Allison makes a miracle on Roberts and denies him the 1-1. The Reds react and almost double on the counterattack, but Robertson and Salah are unable to secure the result. And he was punished on time: in the 87th minute Diego Llorente’s equalizer, headed from a corner kick. In the recovery it is Chamberlain who misses the counter-pass. It ends 1-1.
April 19, 2021 (change April 19, 2021 | 11:05 pm)
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