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Klopp’s ‘kryptonite’

Klopp's 'kryptonite'

Different script, same outcome. From 3-0 harvested two weeks ago to 2-1 yesterday. The seagulls They once again served as executioners for Liverpool, this time in the FA Cup. And in the cruelest way. The Amex Stadium exploded with joy when VAR confirmed Kaoru Mitoma’s goal. The Japanese international invented, in the 93rd minute, a great goal inside the area, ‘little hat’ included, to give Brighton a pass to the next round in the KO tournament. Another setback in the difficult 2022/2023 season for Jürgen Klopp’s team. The networkscurrent champions of the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup, they ended 2022 being eliminated by Manchester City from the League Cup and begin 2023 with the fall in the round of 32 of the great cup tournament in England. The king of cups, dethroned. But it is that the networks they cannot look to the Premier League for amends as the Anfield side face an even bigger crisis in the league competition.

When Jürgen Klopp’s pupils visited the Amex Stadium for the match corresponding to matchday 20 of the Premier League, Liverpool’s situation was not good, but Roberto De Zerbi’s men were in charge of executing him. Seventh and eighth classified came Liverpool and Brighton respectively to the match, which ended with an important win for the local team. The 3-0 that endorsed the seagulls to the set Grid It was, in the words of Jürgen Klopp himself, “the worst game of his coaching career”. The team from the south of England passed over Liverpool. That intensity and rhythm injected into the games that so much characterized the team of the German coach in the past turned against the networks to become your worst nightmare. With Solly March as the great protagonist of the night (two goals and an assist) and Kaoru Mitoma torturing Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joel Matip on the right flank, Roberto De Zerbi’s men moved to Liverpool in the table.

At the end of January, the Anfield box’s situation has only gotten worse since Roberto De Zerbi’s Brighton crossed their path. Ranked ninth in the Premier League, 10 points behind the Champions League places, Jürgen Klopp came face to face with reality again at the Amex Stadium when the networks they seemed to have corrected all the mistakes made in the league match. A great goal from Harvey Elliott 30 minutes into the game put Liverpool ahead in Brighton and raised hopes networks facing a possible turning point in the season. However, the visitors’ misfortune in the equalizer, scored by Lewis Dunk, and Kaoru Mitoma’s work of art in the last minute of the match, confirmed Jürgen Klopp’s worst omens. The Italian coach of the seagulls He has fully taken the measure of Liverpool. And it is that two victories achieved in the Premier League and FA Cup are added to the 3-3 harvest by Brighton, still with Graham Potter on the bench at the Amex Stadium, back in October.

intact revelation

If the 2022/2023 season started well for the team from the south coast, not even the departure of the English coach towards Chelsea diverted the seagulls of your goal. That of finishing this course as the revelation team of the Premier League. And they are on the right track. With Roberto De Zerbi at the controls of the team, Brighton has established itself at the top of the table. Tied at 31 points with Fulham and just five points behind Tottenham, with two games less than the spursthe seagulls occupy the 6th position of the Premier League. And it is that, if they win the two games that remain to be played, the Italian coach’s pupils would be only two points behind the 4th place. Brighton, who have accumulated five consecutive games without defeat -with three wins (two against Liverpool) and two draws-, are competing to improve their 2021/2022 records, when finished five points behind 7th place, which gave West Ham access to play in the Conference League.

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