The Premier League comes back to rule over Europe
In the last ten years, the Premier League’s sides have become used to missing the mark in the Champions League.
One Brexit after another has been the trend, which was only broken temporarily by Chelsea’s winning of the competition in 2012 and Liverpool achieving the last in 2018.
But the Premier League is back and both the Europa League and Champions League finals will be all-English affairs with Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool F.C, Arsenal and Chelsea the main sides left remaining crosswise over the two rivalries.
In the Europa League, only Manchester United in 2017 had interrupted Atletico Madrid and Sevilla’s shared strength.
« I want to congratulate Jurgen Klopp, » said Maurcio Pochettino after Spurs’ very own heroics against Ajax.
« Since Liverpool were phenomenal against Barcelona, they are likewise legends and we will have a staggering last between two English clubs. »
« Pochettino spoke about Liverpool before the game, » admitted Danny Rose. « He demonstrated to us that we shouldn’t surrender. »
Klopp himself spoke about the Reds’ remarkable turnaround and he attributed their extra motivation to last season’s misfortune against Real Madrid.
« After losing to Madrid, we felt we had to come back, » Jürgen Klopp confessed, and they did exactly that without Mo Salah, Firmino and Naby Keita.
Neither Liverpool or Spurs have been all that successful domestically of late. The Merseysiders haven’t won their association since 1990, though the Londoners have been holding up since 1961.