FC Liverpool has four titles in their sights, but FC Villarreal wants to become a spoiler for the team of coach Jürgen Klopp.
“We have come as far and now want to reach the final,” said coach Unai Emery. The football club from the 50,000-inhabitant community of Villarreal in eastern Spain has to make up for a 0-2 deficit from the first encounter six days earlier in the semi-final second leg. To do this, the “best team in the world” undoubtedly “a perfect game,” emphasized Emery.
Villarreal had qualified directly for the Champions League as a European League winner of the previous season. The German record champion FC Bayern Munich had to painfully experience which the table sieve of the Spanish Primera Division is able to do. The Bundesliga league lost 0-1 in the Estadio de la Cerámica, did not get over 1-1 in the home game – and left in the quarter -finals.
The “yellow submarine”, as the club is called because of the jersey color, had already switched off Juventus Turin.
Klopp warns his stars
“You will give everything you have,” warned Klopp, who recently extended his contract in Liverpool until 2026. His Reds can do the feat, in which four titles won the end of the end. After the already secret league cup, the Champions League, the FA Cup and the English championship can follow.
Villarreal also does not want to be put off by mortgage from the first leg. “You now have a considerable lead,” said Emery. But they not only wanted to play along, they wanted to do everything “to win the game so that our fans get their money’s worth”.