Fulham’s Gabonese midfielder Mario Lemina (C) vies with Liverpool’s Guinean midfielder Naby Keita (La some point of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Fulham at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on March 7, 2021. (Characterize by Clive Brunskill / POOL / AFP)
RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann insists his side stay underdogs in Wednesday’s Champions League, closing 16 conflict in opposition to disaster-hit Liverpool after the Germans misplaced 2-0 to the Reds within the foremost leg.
“We are heading into the game with the foremost humility and admire,” Nagelsmann stated Tuesday.
He added that Liverpool’s unhappy flee of six defeats from their closing seven league video games had no bearing on Leipzig’s potentialities within the Champions League.
“We’re now not attracted to Liverpool’s league outcomes, because we’re losing this tie for the time being. We are the challengers, now not the favourites,” stated the 33-365 days-ancient Leipzig coach.
Nagelsmann added that he backed Liverpool to jump reduction below fellow German boss Jurgen Klopp.
“It’s a onerous piece for them, but they’re peaceable a world-class team with a world-class coach,” stated Nagelsmann.
“Jurgen has already mastered about a crises in his profession,” he added.
Budapest, which was as soon as additionally the venue for the foremost leg, will host the return tie resulting from Germany’s Covid-19 plod restrictions.
Nagelsmann additionally confirmed that Spanish winger Angelino would gallop over Wednesday’s recreation and stay sidelined till April.
A famous individual performer for Leipzig this season, the extinct Manchester Metropolis left-reduction has neglected the closing two Bundesliga video games with damage.
“If we capture the possibility of taking part in him, there might perhaps be a huge hazard that he’s more seemingly to be out for a if truth be told long duration,” explained Nagelsmann.
He added that Angelino would return after the worldwide destroy on the tip of this month.