Juventus and Liverpool, the greats who are in danger of being left out of an unusual Champions League

Ten years after its last absence in the Champions League, Juventus is playing its qualification to the continental tournament in a dramatic closing of the season, the same risk that Liverpool runs, whose last season without participating in the maximum continental tournament was in 2016-17.

The 2011-12 season marks just the most recent time Juventus was left out of the Champions group stage, when they finished seventh in Serie A in the 2010-11 season.

In turn, Liverpool was eighth in the season 2015-16 season, which made them miss the Champions League in 2016-17.

It is not very common for this to happen in clubs of this caliber, but it is striking that two teams involved in the Super League project have problems qualifying for the Champions League, when what they are looking to do is compete at the highest levels.

Juventus is not dependent on itself. This Saturday he will try to arrive with options for the last day, when he faces the champion Inter Milan, who does not play more than pride and is motivated to leave one of his fiercest rivals out of the Champions League.

His big bet is, in addition to his obligation to win this Saturday, that one of the three teams that overcome him (Atalanta, Milan and Napoli) stumble to reach the last date alive, in which he will face Bologna. Before, on Wednesday 19, they will play the Cup final against Atalanta.

Napoli is the most accessible goal for Juventus, but if the ‘Chucky’ Lozano team wins its two games, the results of Juventus will not matter, which will have to settle for playing the Europa League.

LIVERPOOL DOES DEPEND ON ITSELF
Unlike Juve, Liverpool do have control over their destiny. The advantage is that he has a pending game, which is the one that could give him the fourth place that Chelsea occupies today and which is the one that gives the last ticket to the Champions League.

Two games, against West Brom and Burnley, will be played as a visitor, while the last will be against Crystal Palace. Another advantage? That Chelsea has to play the Champions League Final only one week after the last day in the Premier League, so the pressure could play in favor of Liverpool, which despite everything has nothing assured, since they must win all three matches and what is done in the season does not guarantee that you will achieve it.

PSG Y DORTMUND …
But these ‘rebel’ clubs that sought to join the Super League so as not to ‘battle’ with these problems are not the only cases.

With two games to go to finish Ligue 1, PSG is almost resigned to handing over the title to leader Lille, who leads them by three points and has everything to be crowned.

But downwards he runs a high risk, since in third place is Monaco, at one point, and in fourth is Lyon, three. Any stumbling block can complicate the season for PSG, which qualified for the French Cup Final, but if they were out of the Champions League, they would also break a streak of 10 consecutive seasons by qualifying.

Stade de Reims and Brest will define their future next season.

Less dramatic may be the closure for Borussia Dortmund, which has also been constant in recent seasons in the Champions League, but if it does not retain its current fourth place (58 points), it will be left out of the top European competition, as it only has an advantage by one point to Eintracht Frankfurt.

Thus, the composition of the Champions League would have teams that are not usually so constant, while others would have to settle for the Europa League.

There are currently 13 classified teams -Atlético de Madrid, Real Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Sevilla FC, Manchester City, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, Inter, Sporting CP, Ajax, Zenit and Dinamo Kiev- and that have secured their place in the group stage.

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The crack that Liverpool snatched from Barcelona

The central defender of RB Leipzig will be a new reinforcement of the Reds after the execution of his clause, equivalent to 35 million euros.

Ibrahima Konate, footballer of the RB Leipzig, entered the list of wanted by the Barcelona for the pass market. His youth, height and speed with the ball at his feet meant that, despite not having too much prominence in the starting eleven of the German team, he obtained the interest of several other clubs such as Real Madrid, the Arsenal and the last and most important: the Liverpool. Los Reds they will execute the clause and pay 35 million euros to seize the services of the central defender.

Konate

It only remained to agree on the personal terms with the footballer and this Friday it was finalized. The club run by Jürgen Klopp agreed his contract until 2026. Until now, the Gaul has disputed 89 meetings with Leipzig since their arrival in 2017, along with eleven official matches with the French Under-21 National Team.

Red Bull, another global hotbed of great stars

Currently, there are up to six clubs in five countries on four different continents under the banner of the multinational energy drink company. Very promising players are active in those clubs, as well as others already established who left the Red Bull academies to sign for bigger teams.

Joshua Kimmich: he is one of the most important players in Bayern Munich and in world football. He won the Champions And it is Compared to the legend of Philipp Lahm. The Bavarians took him away from RB Leipzig in 2015, when he was just 20 years old.

Kimmich

Erling Haaland: The Norwegian teenager dazzles in Europe thanks to his performances in Champions League with the Borussia Dortmund. He became a deadly scorer, with power, speed and an overwhelming ability in the face of the rival goal. He arrived in Germany in 2020, after two years at Salzburg in Austria, where his intimate relationship with the goal was already evident.

Haaland

Sadio Mané: spent two seasons in Salzburg. The Senegalese international moved from Austria to Southampton and later joined the Liverpool for about 40 million euros. Last season, Mané he won the Champions League and the Premier League Golden Boot.

Mane

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Champions: Milan, Juventus, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham, the giants that could stay signed to enter the Super League and that could run out of place in the next Champions League.

His desire to create a competition parallel to the Orejona dynamited the old continent. Just under 2 weeks until the end of the 2020/2021 season in European football and with the international places in dispute, we tell you the reality of 5 founders of the Superliga that could not be in the next Champions League.

Let’s start with Italy. Thanks to their triumphs last night, Milan and Juventus continue to fight for a place in the Champions League where Naples It could leave one of the Lombard giants out. We could even see the weekend to Vecchia Signora and Cr7 without Champions more than a decade later.

England, to do the math

Liverpool visits Old Trafford tonight with the aim of adding 3 and not being relegated to the Europa League, a tournament that could even fail to qualify after Klopp’s weakest year at Anfield. With the Red Devils mathematically in the Champions League and in the final in Poland, in the Premier several teams do the math to find out how they can enter the tournament that a few weeks ago, they wanted to exterminate.

More complicated is the situation of Tottenham and Arsenal, founding teams of the Superliga and that will not be in the next edition of the Champions League. The Gunners have been left out of Europe for the first time in 25 years (UCL and UEL) while his neighbor would lose Harry Kane in the coming months thanks to not being able to qualify for the Champions League.

The Champions 2021/2022 is close to being diagrammed. While Manchester United’s situation in the Europa League final could give the Premier some more quota, the reality is that today: Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham, Milan y JuventusFounding fathers of the Super League, they are just one wrong step away from not playing the tournament that a few weeks ago, they wanted to blow up.

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Chelsea lose derby to Arsenal and give West Ham and Liverpool hope

Chelsea, who will play the Champions League final against Manchester City on the 29th of this month, were surprised at their Stamford Bridge stadium by Arsenal, who won 1-0 in this derby, corresponding to matchday 36 of the Premier League.

The ‘Blues’, fourth in the standings, are two points behind Leicester (66 points), which on Tuesday beat Manchester United (2nd) 2-1 at Old Trafford. That setback of the ‘Red Devils’ gave the title mathematically to their Manchester City neighbors.

West Ham (5th with 58 points), who on Saturday move to Brighton (17th), and Liverpool (6th with 57) who have a game postponed on Thursday against Manchester United and on Sunday they play with the already relegated West Brom , thus maintain options to finish in the Top 4 and play the next Champions League.

Emile Smith-Rowe scored the only goal of the game on Wednesday. He took advantage of a big mistake by the Italian midfielder of Brazilian origin Jorginho (minute 16), who sent a poorly calculated delayed pass towards his goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga and that ended up motivating the visitor goal.

“I don’t know how Arsenal would have scored if we hadn’t given it to them. We scored almost on our own doorstep, it was an absolute gift,” said Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel.

In discount, Chelsea could have avoided defeat, but the French Kurt Zouma and Olivier Giroud sent to the stick.

“We didn’t do enough, we didn’t have the usual energy. I’m not happy with what I’ve seen,” Tuchel admitted.

The victory of the ‘Gunners’ in this match allows them to climb to eighth place and surpass Everton (55 points), which has two less games played.

For its part, Chelsea play on Saturday against Leicester in the final of the English Cup (FA Cup), at London’s Wembley Stadium. There he can get a first title before his great challenge this year, that long-awaited 100% English final of the Champions League against Manchester City, which with the English title already secured can now concentrate his efforts in the preparation of that duel.

Before the derby lost on Wednesday, Chelsea had three consecutive wins in the Premier League, to which they added their classification last week, defeating Real Madrid 2-0 in the semifinal round, for the final of the Champions League.

In the English league, Chelsea had not lost since their 5-2 setback to West Bromwich in early April.

Arsenal have won both league games this season against Chelsea, something they have not achieved since the 2003-2004 campaign and which contrasts with their turbulent and disappointing season.

“We had not won here in ten years and it is a very good result,” said the coach of the winning team, the Spanish Mikel Arteta.

“We were pressing, with the correct attitude and with organization, that helps you force the mistakes (of the rival). The attitude of the boys and the team has been extraordinary,” he celebrated.

Last week, Arsenal were eliminated by Villarreal in the semi-finals of the Europa League and saw their great hope of saving the current season evaporate.

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Wijnaldum is loved by Bayern

10/05/2021

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Daniel Guillen

El representante de Georginio Wijnaldum, Humphry Nijman, has left on the table the option that the Liverpool midfielder ends up signing for Bayern to Sport 1: “Wijnaldum is a free agent and keeps all options open. Bayern are a great club. If you’re interested in him, don’t hesitate to talk to us.”.

The Dutch, who is completing his fifth season in Liverpool, you have not renewed your contract yet and everything indicates that will leave for free at the end of the season. In addition to Bayern, which is not the first time that he has appeared in action, FC Barcelona has also shown interest in the player in recent months, despite the fact that he tried to sign him in the summer.

Wijnaldum is a midfielder with a powerful physique and a great ability to drive, plus a good long displacement. Well known to Ronald Koeman during his time in the national team, the ex of the Newcastle would be an interesting reinforcement for the medullary for his relation quality-price in a market directly affected by Covid-19. Although the irruption of Ilaix Moriba could end up tilting the balance to the opposite side.

An essential piece on the Jürgen Klopp slate

Dutch is one of Liverpool’s most important players. Signed in the summer of 2016 in exchange for 20 million euros, the former Feyenoord or PSV is an essential for Jürgen Klopp in the core: This season he has played a total of 47 games and has only been left out in one of the Champions League and another in the Carabao Cup.

Since his arrival, the midfielder has played 233 games with the elastic red in five seasons and has scored 22 goals, in addition to distributing a total of 16 assists. At 30, Georginio Wijnaldum faces what may be his last stage as a player away from Anfield, where he has won a Premier and a Champions League.

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Manchester United – Liverpool headlines This Week’s Soccer on TV and Online

A passionate display from dejected fans last week forced the rescheduling of Manchester United vs Liverpool.

Local Manchester United fans stormed Old Trafford to protest the club’s ownership in light of the recent European Super League debacle, and the high-stakes matchup will now take place on Thursday.

Of the two, Liverpool desperately needs to find a win.

The team has suffering through marquee injuries and spells of poor performances, but remains in the UEFA Champions League picture for next year. Achieving one of the top 4 spots would be the only thing that would salvage a disappointing campaign for the defending Premier League champions.

Manchester United is enjoying a surprising lack of pressure. Safely in the UCL territory and too far back to fight for the title, there really is not much left for the Red Devils to play for.

That fact will make a Liverpool loss much more embarrassing since it would likely be their last chance to stay in the pack, and they would get pushed out by a Manchester United that is just killing time.

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Here is a look at This Week’s Top 5 Matches to Watch, along with a full rundown of the soccer viewing options available this week:

THIS WEEK’S TOP 5 MATCHES TO WATCH

  1. Manchester United vs Liverpool – It is desperation time for Liverpool. It is effectively garbage time for Manchester United, if Liverpool cannot make the most of it, their UCL dreams are over.
  2. RB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund – The German Cup final presents both with the rare opportunity to compete for hardware without Bayern Munich standing in the way.
  3. Chelsea vs Arsenal – On its way to the UCL final and fresh off a win of its upcoming final opponent, anything less than a dominant performance from Chelsea has the potential to be a spoke in the wheel.
  4. Atlético Madrid vs Real Sociedad – Atlético fended off Barcelona on Saturday to stay in control of La Liga, but the team still needs to win out to be rewarded for its championship effort.
  5. San Jose Earthquakes vs Seattle Sounders – San Jose has been one of the more entertaining sides in the young MLS season. Currently sitting in second place, can they take it to the Western Conference leading Sounders?

Monday

Premier League

3 p.m. -NBCSN, fuboTV- Fulham vs Burnley

The League

3 p.m. -beIN SPORTS, fuboTV – Real Betis vs Granada

Premier League

3:15 pm -fuboTV- Porto vs Farense

First National B

2:05 pm -fuboTV- Quilmes vs Alvarado
4:10 pm -fuboTV- Defensores de Belgrano vs San Telmo
8:10 pm -fuboTV- Gimnasia Jujuy vs Nueva Chicago

Bundesliga 2

2:30 p.m. -ESPN+- Hamburger SV vs Nürnberg

Liga MX Women

5 p.m. -fuboTV, TUDN USA, TUDN.com, T…- Atlas vs Pachuca

Tuesday

Premier League

1 p.m. -fuboTV, UNIVERSO- Manchester United vs Leicester City
3:15 p.m. -Peacock- Southampton vs Crystal Palace

The League

2 pm -fuboTV- Elche vs Deportivo Alavés
4 p.m. -beIN SPORTS, fuboTV- Levante vs Barcelona

A league

2:45 p.m. -ESPN+- Napoli vs Udinese

Premier League

1 pm -fuboTV- Nacional vs Benfica
3:30 p.m. -fuboTV- Sporting CP vs Boavista

Liberators cup

6:15 p.m. -beIN SPORTS, fuboTV- Santos vs Boca Juniors
6:15 p.m. -fuboTV- The Strongest vs Barcelona
6:15 pm -fuboTV- Deportivo Táchira vs Internacional
8:30 pm -beIN SPORTS, fuboTV- Unión La Calera vs Flamengo
8:30 p.m. -fuboTV- Sporting Cristal vs Racing Club
8:30 pm -fuboTV- Independiente del Valle vs Palmeiras

First National B

2:10 pm -fuboTV- Deportivo Riestra vs Almirante Brown

South American Cup

6:15 p.m. -fuboTV- Metropolitanos vs Athletico-PR
6:15 pm -fuboTV- Talleres Córdoba vs Deportes Tolima
8:30 p.m. -fuboTV- RB Bragantino vs Emelec
8:30 pm -fuboTV- Torque vs Independiente

Super Lig

1:30 pm -fuboTV- Fenerbahce vs Sivasspor
1:30 pm -fuboTV- Konyaspor vs Trabzonspor
1:30 pm -fuboTV- Denizlispor vs Galatasaray
1:30 pm -beIN SPORTS, fuboTV- Beşiktaş vs Fatih Karagümrük

Wednesday

Premier League

3:15 pm -fuboTV, UNIVERSO- Chelsea vs Arsenal

Bundesliga

12 p.m. -ESPN+- Schalke 04 vs Hertha BSC

The League

1 p.m. -Fanatiz USA, beIN SPORTS, beIN…- Sevilla vs Valencia
2 pm -fuboTV- Celta de Vigo vs Getafe
2 p.m. -fuboTV- Huesca vs Athletic Club
4 pm -beIN SPORTS, fuboTV- Atlético Madrid vs Real Sociedad

A league

12:30 p.m. -ESPN+- Cagliari vs Fiorentina
2:45 p.m. -ESPN+- Lazio vs Parma
2:45 p.m. -ESPN+- Torino vs Milan
2:45 p.m. -ESPN+- Bologna vs Genoa
2:45 p.m. -ESPN+- Sampdoria vs Spezia
2:45 pm -ESPN2 fuboTV- Sassuolo vs Juventus
2:45 pm -ESPN + – Atalanta vs Benevento
2:45 p.m. -ESPN+- Inter vs Roma

French Cup

3 p.m. -fuboTV- Montpellier vs PSG

Liberators cup

6 pm -fuboTV- Rentistas vs São Paulo
8 p.m. -beIN SPORTS, fuboTV- Junior vs River Plate
8 p.m. -fuboTV- Fluminense vs Santa Fe
8 pm -fuboTV- Deportivo La Guaira vs Cerro Porteño
10 pm -beIN SPORTS, fuboTV- Atlético Nacional vs Nacional
10 pm -fuboTV- University vs Defense and Justice

Major League Soccer

7 p.m. -ESPN+- Toronto FC vs Columbus Crew
7:30 p.m. -ESPN+- Inter Miami vs Montreal Impact
7:30 p.m. -ESPN+- Philadelphia Union vs New England Revolution
8:30 p.m. -ESPN+, fuboTV – Houston Dynamo vs Sporting Kansas City
9 p.m. -ESPN+, fuboTV- Minnesota United vs Vancouver Whitecaps
10:30 p.m. -ESPN+, fuboTV- San Jose Earthquakes vs Seattle Sounders

Argentina Cup

1:10 pm -fuboTV- Students of San Luis vs Villa San Carlos

A-League

5:05 a.m. -ESPN+- Brisbane Roar vs Central Coast Mariners
7:20 a.m. -ESPN+- Perth Glory vs Western United

First Division A

2:45 p.m. -ESPN+- Genk vs Anderlecht

South American Cup

6:15 pm -fuboTV- Ceará vs Arsenal
6:15 pm -fuboTV- October 12 vs Huachipato
8:30 p.m. -fuboTV- Bolívar vs Wilstermann
8:30 p.m. -fuboTV- San Lorenzo vs Rosario Central
8:30 pm -fuboTV- Atlético Goianiense vs Palestino

Russian Cup

1 pm -ESPN3, ESPN App- Lokomotiv Moskva vs Krylya Sovetov

Scottish Premiership

2:45 p.m. -ESPN+- Ross County vs Hamilton Academical

USL Championship

10:30 p.m. -ESPN+- Sacramento Republic vs Las Vegas Lights

USL League One

5 p.m. -ESPN+- New England II vs Union Omaha

Thursday

Premier League

1 p.m. -fuboTV, UNIVERSO- Aston Villa vs Everton
3:15 p.m. -Peacock- Manchester United vs Liverpool

The League

1 p.m. -beIN SPORTS, fuboTV- Real Valladolid vs Villarreal
2 p.m. -fuboTV- Eibar vs Real Betis
4 p.m. -beIN SPORTS, fuboTV- Granada vs Real Madrid

A league

2:45 p.m. -ESPN+- Crotone vs Hellas Verona

French Cup

3:15 p.m. -fuboTV- Rumilly Vallières vs Monaco

DFB Cup

2:45 p.m. -ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, fuboTV – RB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund

Liberators cup

8 p.m. -fuboTV- Always Ready vs Olimpia
8 pm -Fanatiz USA, beIN SPORTS, beIN… – América de Cali vs Atlético Mineiro

Major League Soccer

8 p.m. -ESPN+, fuboTV, ESPN App, …- D.C. United vs Chicago Fire

Argentina Cup

1:10 pm -fuboTV- Boca Unidos vs Godoy Cruz

A-League

5:05 a.m. -ESPN+- Melbourne City vs Adelaide United

First Division A

2:30 p.m. -ESPN+- Antwerp vs Club Brugge

South American Cup

6:15 pm -fuboTV- Grêmio vs Lanús
6:15 pm -fuboTV- Guabirá vs Bahia
6:15 pm -fuboTV- Aragua vs La Equidad
8:30 p.m. -fuboTV- Aucas vs Melgar
8:30 p.m. -fuboTV- Peñarol vs Corinthians
8:30 p.m. -fuboTV- Libertad vs Newell’s Old Boys
8:30 p.m. -fuboTV- River Plate vs Sport Huancayo

Eredivisie

8:30 a.m. -ESPN+- Ajax vs VVV
8:30 a.m. -ESPN+- PSV vs PEC Zwolle
8:30 a.m. -ESPN+- Heracles vs Feyenoord
8:30 a.m. -ESPN+- Fortuna Sittard vs Vitesse

Allsvenskan

12:30 p.m. -ESPN+- AIK vs Malmö FF

USL Championship

10 p.m. -ESPN+- Tacoma Defiance vs San Diego Loyal

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Celebrating for (Corona) freedom: test concerts in Liverpool

A concert, without a mask, without restrictions – a dream come true for 6,000 lucky people in Liverpool who were able to get a ticket for one of two events. You don’t just do this for fun, of course, but in the service of science and the good of the country. The concerts are part of the UK Government’s Events Research Program.

All concert goers had to be from Liverpool and present a negative rapid test that was no more than 24 hours old. Once inside, they didn’t have to wear masks or keep their distance.

The incidence is very low in the UK at the moment so it is very unlikely to get infected outdoors. The subject of masks is important, however: we should continue to wear masks. And since we don’t really know where to get infected, how to get infected in certain populations, there is no general advice I could give other than to keep the mask on, be careful and follow all hygiene measures.

Prof. Stephen Bustin

Molekularmediziner, Anglia Ruskin University

A similar experiment with a concert in Barcelona was recorded as a success. If the other tests planned in Great Britain are also successful, the British government plans to lift almost all restrictions on major events from June 21st.

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Covid-19 in the UK; 5,000 British revelers in a test concert in Liverpool

Published on : 03/05/2021 – 11:25

A crowd without masks and without social distancing take part in concerts after showing a negative Covid test for less than 24 hours. This festival in Liverpool is part of an experiment to test the safety of major events before the restrictions are lifted on June 21 by the government.

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Liverpool: Mohamed Salah reveals that no one at Anfield has spoken to him about renewal | Premier League | FOOTBALL-INTERNATIONAL

Those years of the Liverpool overwhelming runner-up and Champions League champion, or first-time Premier League winner. In fact, he can be left out of the European tournament as he is currently fourth in the English league. And that’s how far the reign of Mohamed Salah, which at the time, even reached the highest point in all of Europe.

The downturn of the set of Anfield It is total, both at the team level, on the bench (Klopp staggers) and at the individual level. Its maximum figure is the reflection of what happens in the painting ‘Red’, it is in the dark.

And it has been the Egyptian striker himself who has sown the seeds of doubt about his future and has ensured that he has not had conversations with Liverpool about his new contract.

Nobody is talking to me about that, so I can’t say much. Nobody in the club is talking to me about anything, so I don’t know. I said before that I want to win the Premier League again, but I want to win the Champions League also again”Said ‘Mo’.

It’s a great thing to win, I’m just trying to win it over and over again. Part of our job is to win trophies”, Admitted in an interview in Sky Sport.

Author of 29 goals and 4 assists in the 46 games he has played this season, Mohamed Salah The 28-year-old ends his contract in 2023. But the African has not been clear about his continuity in the Anfield squad for some months now.

The trident is in danger

Thus, that attacking trio that conquered Europe, Salah-Mané-Firmino, could be living its last minutes. Or at least they think so in England.

People keep talking about Liverpool’s problems on defense, but their biggest problem is on the other side of the field. When you look at other big pitchforks, three forwards from the past, they probably lasted three years and then they move on. Liverpool have been with this trident for four or five years, so it is necessary to break it in the summer”Admitted Carragher.

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Mario Götze ruled out his signing for Liverpool

Apr 30, 2021 at 8:42 PM

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Martí Grau

The German footballer, Mario Götze, says he was about to sign for Liverpool in the past. In a statement for the German sports magazine 11 friends, says that he could have arrived at the English club in 2016, where would have met his coach at Dortmund, Jürgen Klopp.

He considers that the situation of the team that season, eighth in the Premier League, was the reason why he finally did not sign for the club. “Liverpool finished eighth in the league. At the time, the probability of winning the Champions League with Borussia seemed much higher.“.

Götze believes that after the successes achieved at Bayern, going to Liverpool at that time was to lower the level. “He came from Munich, where he had reached the semi-finals of the Champions League on three occasions with Bayern. I wanted to do that again.”

Finally, in 2016 the player decided to return to Borussia Dortmund, club of his origins, where he believed he had more options to win the long-awaited Champions League. The german who in 2013 he left Dortmund for Bayern Munich in a controversial transferIn this way, he returned to the team where he arrived when he was just 8 years old.

Currently in the PSV Eindhoven Dutch, the midfielder has a total of six goals scored in 20 league games. His team is currently second in the table, although far behind Ajax, leader with 12 points of difference and virtual champion of the competition. After a very injury-ridden career, Götze is now enjoying football again, this time in the Netherlands.

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