Aston Villa draw makes Liverpool's Champions League dream impossible
by SEAD DEDOVIC | VIEW 877
Liverpool failed to win against Aston Villa (1-1), so they will only need a miracle in the next two rounds if they want to play in the Champions League. Jurgen Klopp could not be satisfied with his team's performance. Liverpool gave their best, but Aston Villa looked great defensively and did not allow the opponent to realize their chances.
Speaking about his impressions after the match, the German expert put special emphasis on time-wasting by Aston Villa players. "The time wasting was... wow. We saw against Sevilla the ball boys left the country, Roma against Leverkusen, how long was the ball in play? "Everybody's doing it.
We've seen in many games this season. Nothing to do with the result today."- Klopp said, as quoted by mirror.co.uk Klopp is aware that this season is one to forget and that his team could hardly have reached the Champions League.
Too many lost points at the beginning of the season, and during the middle of the season influenced Liverpool to be far from the Champions League. They had a chance to keep their hopes alive in the match against Aston Villa, but this way it will be difficult, almost impossible.
“I think the whole season is rather a season where we qualify for Europa League than for Champions League. We were for too long not good enough or ourselves."
Bobby Firmino and his farewell
Bobby Firmino will leave Liverpool at the end of the season.
The Brazilian left a big mark. He is one of the fans' favourites, and yesterday he thanked them in the best possible way by scoring a goal against Aston Villa. A great farewell to the club where he spent the best days of his career.
What is impressive is that the fans make a mural of him. "What the people did anyway, like the mural for Bobby Firmino... I don’t know when I was the last time that touched. Yesterday we drove to the stadium because we leave our cars here and then you pass that and it’s not finished yet, it was in the middle of something, and you think, ‘Wow’.
How often these people do the right things in the right moment is absolutely insane. It was a big, big gesture and Bobby was really [touched]. It’s a big gesture, I have to say, really big”.