The Reds are favourites to advance to the Champions League final but Klopp’s experience in another European showpiece game will make him wary of any team managed by his Spanish counterpart.
The first time Jurgen Klopp went head-to-head with Unai Emery, it was a chastening experience for the German. The two men face off again tonight when Liverpool host Villarreal in the Champions League semi-final at Anfield.
The Merseyside club are the favourites to advance to the final in Paris but Klopp’s experience in another European showpiece game will make him wary of any team managed by his Spanish counterpart.
Emery was in charge of Seville in the Europa League final six years ago. It was the last game of Klopp’s first season at Anfield. As well as a trophy, the prize was qualification for the Champions League. Any chance of finishing in the top four in the Premier League slipped away in the final month of the campaign as Liverpool stumbled to eighth place.
Nevertheless, the mood was upbeat in Basel for the final. The general feeling among English-speaking pundits was that Klopp’s side had the advantage. That belief appeared justified when Daniel Sturridge scored a splendid goal to put Liverpool in front at the break.
The second half was arguably Klopp’s lowest point as Liverpool manager. Within a minute of the kick-off, Seville had equalised. Emery’s tactical adjustments worked beautifully. By the time the Spanish side were leading 3-1, Klopp had abandoned attempts to reorganise his ragged team and was reduced to rabble-rousing the crowd with his back to the pitch. It was, frankly, embarrassing.
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