Jurgen Klopp enjoys deserved progress
Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp believes his outfit have beaten the ‘best team in the world’ to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League.
The Reds claimed a 2-1 victory over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday evening to complete a comprehensive 5-1 aggregate triumph, with Klopp clearly enjoying what he described as a ‘cool moment’.
I really think City are the best team in the world at the moment, but I knew we could beat them.
He told the club’s official website: “Over two legs and two games I really think we are deservedly in the next round. We scored five goals against Man City and we conceded one – these numbers are usually not possible.
“I really think City are the best team in the world at the moment, but I knew we could beat them. But that doesn’t make us the better team, it’s football.
“We are now in the semis and first of all we should enjoy the moment, because it’s obviously a while ago that Liverpool were in the semis.
“It was a while ago that I was in the semis. Now we are there together, so that’s quite a cool moment and I’m really happy about it.”
Meanwhile, Klopp vowed not to look too far ahead, despite both City and Barcelona having exited the Champions League at the last-eight stage.
The German added: “This competition is quite fair and I really think a normal final would have been Manchester City against Barcelona, and now they are both out.
“But there will still be two other really strong teams in their plus Roma and us. We will see what happens, but that’s not the thing I have to think about right now.”
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