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Barca, Real Madrid Would Have Failed In Premiership, says Klopp



Despite the progress La Liga clubs are making in European clubs’ competitions, Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, is of the opinion that the two Spanish giants, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid would have found the English Premiership very suffocating if they were to feature.
The Liverpool boss told Marca, the leading Spanish online sports journal, that FC Barcelona and Real Madrid would not be able to cope with the rigours of the Premier League.
Klopp, who had been successful in the German league, the Bundesliga, where he guided Borussia Dortmund to successive victories remarked:
“Even for the great Spanish teams, it would be difficult to win the Premier League.
“Of course, Madrid and Barca would be fighting for everything, but it would be very difficult.
“In the Premier League, nothing is certain. The intensity is very high and many things can happen in matches.
“There’s not a single game where you can win 4-0 comfortably and rest your first eleven.
“It doesn’t exist in the Premier League. It’s not possible in the Bundesliga, either, unless you’re Bayern (Munich).
“Chelsea are having a great season but there are many games where they have won 1-0 and had to defend until the end.
“I’ve experienced two leagues and I can say that this one is really tough. Ask Pep (Guardiola of Manchester City), he’ll say the same!
“We’re up there, fighting for the Champions League positions, but I can say: five more points and everything would look different. There are a few games left and we’ll fight to the utmost.”
Klopp remains confident Liverpool can win their first title since 1990 under his guidance.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and the country’s most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022.

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  1. Emmanuel Olanihun

    April 29, 2017 8:37am at 8:37 am

    I am a Liverpool Supporter, but I can’t see Jürgen winning the league, with the players we are having now. Like he rightly said, you need to be at your best at every match day! And we don’t have such players in the team right now. They got switched off after two or three wins.
    With more tested and reliable players coming in, hopefully we can bring back the good old days! #YNWA

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