In only under a week, Liverpool will play Tottenham for the second time since the Champions League final. The first reunion, back in October, had the Reds come from behind to win together with goals from Jordan Henderson and Mohamed Salah securing the three points after Harry Kane had given the visitors the lead. Since playing in the Wanda Metropolitano, a stadium the Reds will visit again in the Champions League last-16 since it’s the house of Atlético Madrid, Jürgen Klopp’s side have lost only twice ⁠– to Napoli from the Champions League group stage, also to Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup, incomprehensible and even extraordinary conditions. Tottenham have lost ten matches and have shifted managers, swapping Mauricio Pochettino with Jose Mourinho in a desperate repair job. Simply speaking, once the couple face each other their avenues since June 1 couldn’t have been more distinct. And it isn’t simply the two responses to this game which are spectacular. When Liverpool lost in Kyiv a year before, was through precisely the exact same pain as Spurs’ players believed at the Spanish capital, Klopp’s guys regrouped again and watched that game as simply a step in the ideal direction: a minute of annoyance which could quickly be rectified. When they stepped onto the field against Tottenham Klopp’s players saw it as another chance to deliver on the biggest stage. Placing right the wrongs of the season was the culmination of strength and a mindset which the German has instilled from the minute he came into the club. Self-assurance, belief and certainty out of both fans and players are since arriving in the club, the change he has mastered. Following Kyiv, it was a calm reaction, with all the feeling being that this final wouldn’t be a one-time occasion and that Liverpool would come again. They were correct. That’s the reason why with an old adversary from the dugout on Saturday evening in Mourinho, a guy that has been a thorn in the Reds’ side a lot of times earlier, the Reds will be assured of keeping their unbeaten league run. After responding to missing out to the Champions League one year ago by improving the next year, the Reds are gearing up to do exactly the identical thing again, now together with the Premier League in sight. It’s far from the sole element in creating Premier League lead leaders, however, the response to losing to Real Madrid in 2018 has given them the perfect stage to claim the title from Manchester City. They seem set to put that right.