Liverpool are preparing to receive Villarreal this Wednesday in the semi-final first leg of the Champions League. Winner of the competition in 2019, the English club is the big favorite of this double confrontation but it also knows that its opponent has just released Juventus, then Bayern Munich, two other contenders for the final victory. Mistrust is therefore great on the side of Jürgen Klopp and his players. The German coach also explained at a press conference how much he was a huge fan of the former PSG technician, whom he describes as “a world-class coach.”
“We analyzed Villarreal’s game and… wow. I already had a lot of respect for Unai Emery at Villarreal but I had only followed their games against Bayern and Juventus with one eye. I have since watched. Wow, impressive. Emery is obsessed with the smallest detail. He prepares for all the situations that can happen in a match. And his team executes his plans. He aligns different tactics, sets up different pressures, he has several options. It is really impressive. Unai is a world class coach. He does a very impressive job. » Emery will appreciate the compliment.