Liverpool comes back to Istanbul where it will be vying against Chelsea on Wednesday in Super Cup. This is the first major men’s European final to be referred by a woman.
The Turkish city holds the memories of the thrilling comeback from 3-0 down to win the Champions League final against AC Milan in 2005. The Super Cup is little more than a ceremonial opener for the New European season, but a win could give Champions League winner Liverpool and already struggling Europe League winner Chelsea some valuable early-season kick.
For Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, it’s a chance to continue a strong start to the season after their 4-1 thrashing of Norwich on the opening of the Premier League on Friday. Chelsea must bounce back from a 4-0 loss to Manchester United, but new manager Frank Lampard must contend with what he called another “small injury” to midfielder N’Golo Kante.
Liverpool is unbeaten against English teams in Europe over six games stretching back to 2009, when it lost a Champions League quarterfinal to Chelsea.
Source: New Delhi Times