Failed Champion Audi Cup 2017, Liverpool Focus Champions League
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp is not concerned about his foster defeat in the preseason tournament, the Audi Cup 2017. The German coach is now turning his attention to the Champions League play-offs.
Liverpool must recognize the benefits of Atletico Madrid in the 2017 Audi Cup final at the Allianz Arena on Thursday (03/08/2017). They gave up 4-5 on penalties after playing 1-1 for 90 minutes.
Jordan Henderson failed to perform his duties as a penalty executioner. While Roberto Firmino, Divock Origi, Ryan Kent, and Marko Grujic successfully pay the trust.
“Of course we want to win, especially against penalties, but that is not the most important situation at the moment,” Klopp said, quoted by the club’s official website. “We look good against a team of Atletico Madrid caliber.
Occupying fourth position of the English Premier League 2016/2017, the Reds are now awaiting opponents in the Champions League play-offs. Lottery takes place in Nyon, Friday (4/3/2017), with the match held 15/16 and 22/23 August.
Their potential barriers to the main round are Steaua Bucharest (Romania), Young Boys (Switzerland), Nice (France), Hoffenheim (Germany), and Basaksehir (Turkey).
“Honestly we hope the help of the goddess fortuna and paired with a small team, but, based on the Audi Cup 2017, I think we can serve a strong team.We can beat Bayern Munich and should be able to perform better,” said Klopp.