Liverpool fans can dream, can’t they? After winning the Champions League trophy in 2019, thanks to a historic come-from-behind win against mighty Barcelona in the semis, the Reds are poised to go on another deep run this time around.
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With six Champions League crowns in its history, could Liverpool go on to come out on top in two consecutive seasons? With the way this team has been playing since the start of this campaign, there’s absolutely no reason to doubt them. Matter of fact, here’s three reasons why they’ll get the job done.
1. They’ve looked unstoppable in the English Premier League
The English Premier League is known as the best division of club football in the world. So, that makes what Liverpool has done in its first 17 matches nothing short of spectacular. In all those showdowns, the Reds have 16 wins and only one draw at Old Trafford against Manchester United.
They’ve dominated the majority of their opponents, whether it be at Anfield or on the road. The confidence they’re playing with can’t be matched, which will only help them during Champions League battles.
2. Liverpool’s defense continues to get better and better
In EPL play this season, Liverpool’s defense, led by arguably the best centre back in the world Virgil van Dijk, has conceded just 14 goals. That’s second only to Leicester City’s 11.
Regardless, with a +28 goal differential, fans have grown accustom to seeing Liverpool’s offense blow teams out of the water, with its defense keeping opposing strikers in check. This will prove to be monstrous for the club in Champions League play.
3. This group knows what it takes to fight back
You weren’t alone if you wrote off Liverpool after they lost 3-0 to Barcelona in the first leg of the semifinals last May. The club’s Champions League tourney looked all but over. However, a magical night at Anfield produced a 4-0 victory and a trip to the finals, which they eventually won against Tottenham.
The memories from that win surely hasn’t left the players. The world largely presumed a 3-0 deficit would be too much to overcome. However, Divock Origi’s 79th-minute goal in the second leg put the home side up 4-0, securing the W.
Knowing they can fight back against anyone, especially a team like Barcelona, is unmeasurable. Never doubt Jurgen Klopp’s men when time is still left on the clock.