Liverpool COACH , Jurgen Klopp, is worried that his team will meet Villarreal in the 2021-2022 Champions League semifinals . The German-blooded man acknowledged the greatness of Villarreal while under the cold hands of Unai Emery.
The reason is, Jurgen Klopp knows Unai Emery quite well. For him, Unai Emery is a cold-handed coach, who has a big name in European competition.
Liverpool itself managed to ensure a ticket to the 2021-2022 Champions League semifinals after getting rid of Benfica . The Reds (Liverpool’s nickname) managed to hold Benfica to a 3-3 draw in the 2021-2022 Champions League quarter-final second leg, on Thursday (14/4/2022) .
These results made the Reds successfully seal tickets to the semifinals. Mohamed Salah et al win on aggregate over Benfica (6-4), having previously won 3-1 in the first leg.
After the second leg match, Liverpool immediately put up the horses, wary of Villarreal. Jurgen Klopp says his team must prepare well against Villarreal.
Jurgen Klopp was impressed by the playing style of El Submarino Amarillo (Villarreal’s nickname), which was able to crush two European giants. Like David beat Goliath, Villarreal managed to get rid of Juventus and Bayern Bayern Munich.
“If I could do an analysis of Villarreal now, it would be very strange. I only took the pawns but to beat Juventus and Bayern Munich they deserved it,” said Jurgen Klopp. 4/2022).
One voice with the coach, Liverpool captain, Jordan Henderson also immediately wary of his opponent in the semifinals. Henderson says the Reds will give everything when dealing with Unai Emery’s men.
“They have eliminated a good team. They are a very good team and it will be a difficult game for us. We have to be ready to give everything and hopefully we can advance to the final.”
Meanwhile, the semifinal first leg match will take place in the near future. Liverpool will face Villarreal at Anfield Stadium, England on Wednesday 27 April 2022.