EXPOSED: What Klopp and Van Dijk did behind the scenes…

The big smiles on the faces of Virgil van Dijk and Jurgen Klopp as they left Anfield on Wednesday night told the story.

Both captain and manager could not hide their delight after a hot and difficult five weeks for Liverpool, which has seen them play 11 games since the start of December. Several journalists shared complaints about the upcoming celebrations. It’s fair to say that everyone at the club is looking forward to the next 10 days. This period will offer family time, sunny weather and, most importantly, a packed schedule of matches.

Kloppcouldn’t hide his delight at the plan on his way home on Wednesday night, but he didn’t hide it in his post-match press conference either. Asked how long he was waiting for Liverpool’s break, Klopp said: “My English is not good enough to put into words.”

Van Dijk’s reaction was similar, jokingly complaining that there wasn’t enough time. It’s easy to see why everyone involved at the club is ready for a break. Liverpool have played in 13 games across four competitions since returning to domestic competition after the international break in November. It was a period that revealed much about the depth of character and quality of managers.

Heading into mid-January, Liverpool are three points clear at the top of the Premier League and travel to Craven Cottage for the second leg after a 2-1 win over Fulham on Wednesday. Carabao Cup semi-finals. – Progress to Wembley was confirmed by the draw.

Furthermore, after beating Arsenal 2-0 last week, they will progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup at home to either Norwich City or Bristol Rovers, and the Europa League mini-problem will resume as well she. The end. They made it all the way to the last 16 in March and there’s clearly a lot to be thankful for at Anfield right now.

Things have been looking up for Liverpool since the end of November and while the overall campaign has been their most exciting in two years, it has been a huge blow for Klopp and his backroom staff.

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