Round 9 of the Premier League is really a round of champions, a measure of strength and ambition. The defending champions Liverpool receive the top team Leicester at Anfield. The heavyweight candidate Man City marched to the field of the second team Tottenham.
Before the death round, Coach Jurgen Klopp gave a very remarkable interview on Sportsmail. According to the German military leader, there are about 8 teams capable of racing the Premier League championship 2020/21.
Sportsmail quoted coach Klopp: “I think there will be eight clubs competing for the championship this season. I don’t have any problems facing an open race. Sorry, but at the moment I don’t care about the points to be champions.
The German coach believes it is impossible to win 100 points this season: “There is no team that can reach 100 points or so close. This season, we played less than 4 weeks but the number of matches is still the same. So I don’t think 100 points is achievable. 87 points is probably still too far away. I feel that this season, 85 points is enough to win ”.
Coach Klopp came to the conclusion: “If we win the championship, it will be a great achievement. Honestly, maybe even bigger than the title last season. The fact that there are so many championships is something I like about the Premier League.“
According to the description of Jamie Redknapp, who did an interview with the Liverpool captain, coach Jurgen Klopp hardly mentioned MU’s role in the race for the Premier League championship 2020/21. Maybe the current position as well as the way the “Red Devils” played made the German rulers not appreciate this team.
After the first 8 rounds, MU is currently ranked 14th on the Premier League table, with 10 points after 7 matches. If Burnley can be won in the first round match, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s red team will be only 5 points behind the top team Leicester. In the context of a volatile season like the past, MU has a perfect basis for the championship race.
However, it is a fact that for the past 7 years, MU has not touched the Premier League title. Since Sir Alex Ferguson‘s retreat in the past, who have taken the place of the Old Trafford team, from David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho to the current Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, no one is considered to be doing well.