On the weekend it happened. Liverpool FC has pushed the Premier League Champions Manchester City over, and after 16 Games now. Previously, the “Reds had held up” for weeks in the wind shadow of the City, both clubs of which went to the pursuers in the same step. But it should start when Liverpool FC to dream of someone, then it should be for Jürgen Klopp’s easy to get him back with both feet on the ground. Everything would have to say the coaches, is: “men, if we are not careful, then we leave tonight from the Champions League!”

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Because it ran in England’s first League for the Reds so far, so risky is the Situation that you are in the European top competition. In group C with the SSC Napoli, Paris Saint-Germain and red star Belgrade, Liverpool stands in front of the final group game this Tuesday (21: 00 in the F. A. Z.-Liveticker zur Champions League and DAZN) only. To blame Liverpool’s away weakness in the Champions League: All the three group games on third place has lost the team; even in the case of outsiders red star, it was 0:2.

Still, you have it in Hand, to reach the round of sixteen, even if Paris should win in Belgrade, as expected. In the home game against Napoli, Liverpool would need a 1:0 victory, to displace in a stand-off because of more goals scored in the group, the Italians. Or, if Naples should meet at the Anfield Stadium, a victory by two or more goals advantage, in direct comparison to the return game adds better than the Italians, who had won in October, 1:0. With a 2:1 or 3:2 but would leave Liverpool in this scenario. Simply put: What Liverpool need are goals. Best many.

It is likely to come to you so that when 4:0 in Bournemouth on Saturday, a striker especially proficient has helped: Mohamed Salah scored against Bournemouth, the goals one, two and four – the third, put the opponent into the net. At the time of his first hit of the Egyptians, however, be in an Offside position, he would have so may not count. The other two gates remembered, but then the Form he was in last season with 32 goals in 36 League goalscorer to play king of the Premier League. Robust, clever, ripped off.

In all the competitions he had achieved in the first year for his new club in this way, 44 goals. In the current season, he now stands at a total of twelve goals in 22 operations. To the beginning of the season it looked like he could have his run of the new year transport: After six Games in the League, Salah had been shot “only” three goals. Klopp wanted to know of an alleged Problem with the striker still nothing. “Wow,” he said, “and this shall be a crisis?”

Some made the Foul of the Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos in the Champions League final the previous season, responsible for the fact that it felt at the beginning of the new season – is – not-so-round delivery that was expected of him. Salah was injured in the shoulder. On Saturday, Salah scored for the first Time since the 17th century. March more than one goal in a League game at the time, he had made against Watford is equal to four. “Whatever you do in football, you need one that ends it,” said Jürgen Klopp now, “and what did Mo today with his two goals in the second half, was exceptional.”