The Reds’ manager has led his team to their second UEFA Champions League Final in a row, and now he’s hopeful they can win it.
12 months ago, Liverpool was playing in the UEFA Champions League Final against Real Madrid but ended up losing 3-1 in Kiev, Ukraine.
And now, they made a miracle by defeating Barcelona 4-0 yesterday after losing against the Blaugrana 3-0 last week, booking their ticket to the Final for the second year in a row.
“Last year we really felt we have to go back: We have to go back, we cannot let it stand like this, that’s not possible,” said Reds’ manager Jurgen Klopp according to RTÉ Sport.
“Now we get another chance and we will go for that, of course. I’m not sure if it will happen again because it’s so special.”
“How can you be sure before a game? I said to the boys: ‘I think it’s impossible but because it’s you we have a chance.’ And we believed in this chance,” he added.
“We didn’t compare it with Istanbul (Liverpool’s comeback from 3-0 down at half-time to beat AC Milan in 2005 final) or whatever.”
“We said from the beginning we want to create our own history – not because we are not happy about having the history of the club, no. Because we need new chapters obviously. And the boys did it already, that’s unbelievable,” he continued.
“We know this club is the mix of atmosphere, emotion, desire and football quality. Cut off one and it doesn’t work – we know that.”
“If I have to describe this club then it’s a big heart and (last night) it was obviously like crazy, pounding like crazy,” Klopp explained.
“You could hear it and probably feel it all over the world. I’m so happy we could give the people this experience and I’m really happy about having another chance to get things right from our point of view.”
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 8, 2019