Both Divock Origi and Jurgen Klopp have been speaking to the media in the aftermath of our 4-3 win over Dortmund on Thursday night.
Origi was the first to speak, revealing that Klopp told his players to “create a moment to tell [your] grandchildren” (via Mail).
“The coach told us ‘create a moment to tell our grandchildren, make it a special night for the fans’.
“We believed. When we scored the first goal we all felt it was going to be a special moment. At the end, defenders and strikers were all fighting for the ball and I think we deserved the win.”
Klopp then reveal more about what was said in the dressing room:
“Very often in football life, a game is over [at 2-0] – but not here, not with this Liverpool team and that’s great to be part of. In the first half of the game, we created a lot of chances, we didn’t score and then it was really, really difficult to stay in the game because we are all human beings – we tried everything but nothing really worked.
“At half-time, there was a good atmosphere to be honest because I was satisfied with the game – not with the goals, but with the game in general. I told the lads, I was not there but a few Liverpool players who are a little bit older and work now as experts for television, they were 3-0 down at half-time but won a Champions League final. So even when it’s not really likely, it is for sure possible and we should try it.!
“The players did it,” he continued. “It was not the team of Istanbul. It’s easy to say it. I’m a football fan so I saw the game [in 2005] and to be honest at half-time I did not think, ‘Oh it looks like Liverpool will strike back’.
“I only told them that it’s possible, but it’s much more difficult to do it than say it. They showed that they have potential, real potential, and I’m completely happy.
“Forget the story about ‘these could be heroes’ – give us the time to play the semi-final against probably a really strong [team]. They are all pretty strong so we don’t need to compare this. This, tonight, was brilliant in itself.” (via official site)