Klopp or Wenger, who wants it most? By SK
Jurgen Klopp and Arsene Wenger may be coaches of two top clubs but at the moment, both of them can be said to be under pressure and this Saturday, one of them will be looking to ease up the pressure on him! Is it going to be Klopp or is it going to be Wenger? Who wants it the most?
When Jurgen Klopp took over the reins of Liverpool in 2015, it was like the best thing to have ever happened to Liverpool, since they won the UEFA champions league in 2005! Jurgen Klopp came to Liverpool with a lot of trophies and champions medals and the whole world expected him to transfer the winning mentality unto Liverpool, who was not doing too well at the time. And he hit the road running.
At the end of the 2015-2016 season, Liverpool had appeared in a major European final, after several years of not doing so wonderfully in Europe. Although they lost the final to Sevilla, he had succeeded in giving them a taste of what he had to offer as a coach.
This season also didn’t start badly for Klopp. He began the season well by beating Arsenal, a fellow title contender on their home ground! A feat that people never expected based on the form of the Arsenal team then. After that game, Liverpool went on a good run and the world of football were starting to think if finally they were ready to really contest for the premiership trophy and lift it! But that was then…Liverpool’s form recently has been so poor and they have lost lots of games, raising questions like “has Klopp lost the Midas touch? Wenger, on the other hand, has a different story.
After successive back to back F.A cup trophies, Wenger made the world believe that his team was ready for the big trophy, the English premier league trophy. After Arsenal left Highbury for the Emirates stadium, many knew it was going to be difficult to maintain a competitive edge, due mainly to the fact that the financial burden of moving to new stadium was going to affect other aspects of their footballing business. It was going to affect their purchasing power and subsequently, they were going to find it difficult getting the type of player they wanted. Three years ago, it was with glee that Arsenal fans received the good news that their darling club had finished paying for their new stadium. It meant they now had the money to buy any player they wanted and they did. They bought Ozil and Sanchez for big amounts of money, thereby announcing their intentions of being serious title competitors!
This season started on a losing note for Arsenal but after the loss to Liverpool, Arsenal got themselves up, dusted themselves off and got back to winning ways! They beat Chelsea in the process and posted encouraging results in the UEFA champions league, especially against PSG. But since the beginning of the year, Arsenal has been on a terrible run of form, prompting pundits to wonder if it was not time for Monsieur Wenger to hand over the gloves.
This Saturday, Arsenal plays Liverpool at Anfield. Liverpool has not been in great form, likewise Arsenal. So the question probably on people’s mouth as they await the game, is “who wants the victory the most?’ So, friends, who do you think is going to win the match between Klopp and Wenger?