“I broke my promise” – Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reveals EXTREME measure to inspire comeback against Luton

Klopp breaks promise during Luton Town win!


“I broke my promise” – Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reveals EXTREME measure to inspire comeback against Luton

Jurgen Klopp's broken promise has something to do with Barcelona and Lionel Messi (Via X/@Football__Tweet & brfootball)

Jurgen Klopp has pioneered an era of success at Liverpool. The German manager has time and again proven why he held the reins at the club since 2015, with Wednesday’s 4-1 win against Luton Town the latest to show for it. While many wonder how exactly the tactician inspires his men to thrilling comebacks and late victories, there are some ‘tactics’ that Klopp has vowed not to use.

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The Liverpool manager recently admitted to breaking his ‘promise’, as he chose to break a personal rule to spur his players to victory. Liverpool beat Lionel Messi and co. in the Champions League back in 2019, in spectacular fashion. A 4-3 comeback win remains one of the most iconic moments for Liverpool during the Jurgen Klopp era. The manager broke his promise to not use the game against FC Barcelona as an example henceforth.

However, he has admitted to falling back on his resolution, admitting that he made use of the historic comeback to overturn a one-goal deficit against Luton Town in the second half.

He said,

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I'd never use the Barcà game as an example, but today I broke my promise.

Many fans have jokingly commented that he should break his promise of deciding to leave at the end of the season as well.

Luton manager makes Liverpool ‘angry’, pays the price

While Jurgen Klopp’s half-time talk inspired a sublime comeback win for the hosts, Luton Town manager Rob Edwards couldn’t say the same for himself. After a humiliating 4-1 defeat at Anfield, the manager admitted to a ‘mistake’ which didn’t ‘end well’ for his men. Edwards admitted that his team taking the lead in the first half made their opponents angry.

Rob Edwards and the Liverpool Squad
Rob Edwards’ men have only won three of their last 10 games (Via X@LFCHub & LFC)

Jurgen Klopp’s men were given a run for their money by 18th place Luton Town. The visitors thoroughly rocked Anfield by taking an unexpected lead through Chiedozie Ogbene. Following the goal, the visitors were resolute in defense, not letting in a single attack from the home side. However, the Reds upped the ante in the second half, and minutes later, were in the lead.

The manager said,

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We made them angry, didn't we? In the second half, we saw Anfield, full throttle. They suffocated us and their fans were amazing. It was like the Kop was sucking us in. 

After Jurgen Klopp’s ‘magic’ words during the half-time break, Virgil van Dijk stepped up with a captain’s goal before Cody Gakpo headed in a bullet cross from Alexis Mac Allister. Goals from Luis Diaz and Harvey Elliott hammered the last and final nail in Luton’s coffin. 4-1 read the final score as Liverpool went 4 points clear at the top of the Premier League.

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