It’s a matter of Deja vu for Klopp, who witnessed an injury ridden campaign last time out, and the German will be hoping that Elliott’s ankle problem will not turn out to be a recurring one.
In fact, every 1 mmol/l increase in serum sodium concentration in midlife was associated with 1.11 increased odds of developing heart failure 25 years later.
The hosts were trailing 1-0 thanks to Timo Werner’s first-half strike, but with 15 minutes to go the England international was spotted charging off the pitch.
The formation switch has been key as well. At United he was the focal point of a 4-2-3-1 a lot of the time but that was thrown out at Inter in favour of Conte’s preferred 3-5-2.
But welcome and vital though his speaking out on zero-hour wages and the plight of children going unfed might be, it does not carry risk. Taking on Qatar entails biting a hand that feeds football.
Of course, United went onto get utterly humbled 2-0 at Wembley by Messi and Barcelona in the final. Perhaps that was where that insatiable drive to avoid defeat was born …