If you watch the football game, then you’ll certainly understand how difficult it is to play in the champions league. After all, it’s the tournament of the champions, isn’t it?
Adding on to that, you are playing against one of the top clubs – Barcelona – in the semi final stage.
Even more, you have already lost 3 – 0 in the first leg. Now if you’ll only proceed to the finals when you score 4 goals without conceding even a goal against Barcelona.
Well, seems difficult, isn’t it? It is difficult of course. But when you have the spirit of the champions, anything is possible in football. While the game was all about football and nothing else, I have listed a few of the lessons that I learned during the game which applies to anything we do in life.
Here are few of the lessons that I learned while watching the epic comeback game:
- Goals do not reflect the whole story. In the first leg, Liverpool played wholeheartedly in the Camp Nou – even dominated possession at certain times. However, that was not the story at the end. After the 90 minutes, all the possession and hard work were overshadowed by a few brilliant moments from Lionel Messi.
- Persistence is the key to success. Had the players of Liverpool given up before starting the game, they would not have performed so well and hence no result.
- The step-by-step system really works. After the game that they lost against Barca, they had another game to play in the premier league. Now here’s the thing – Liverpool took it step-by-step (at least I heard the same from the manager – Jurgen Klopp). The win against the Newcastle in the weekend did not let their confidence go down.
- Optimism and Leadership. Jurgen Klopp is the manager who always seems to be optimistic – does not matter whether his players win or lose the game. The sad reality of life is sometimes things don’t work out as planned – even then we should learn to be optimistic. That’s what I’ve learned from Jurgen Klopp.
- Opportunity knocks the door for a moment. Remember, the corner kick from Alexandar Arnold? Well, that was the goal that turned out to be the winner. He observes that Barcelona players are slow to react in that corner and no one is marking Divock Origi. He passes the ball just as the light flashes for a moment. And boom – GOAL!!
Well, there are many things you can learn from this game – not just this game – every game. Just observe the games and regardless of whether your team wins or not – you’ll always find something to be optimistic about.