Liverpool fans, give this a read.
When Jurgen Klopp joined the club he promised to turn us from doubters to believers.
To be honest, within months of his appointment he’d already achieved that – but today – he and his team stand on the brink of history.
Liverpool have got to the Champions League Final through breathtaking attacking football, hard work, grit, togetherness and belief – all installed by our manager.
Now, we have one final hurdle in Real Madrid, the competition’s consecutive champions and Europe’s most successful side.
Can Liverpool do it?
Klopp reckons so:
“We are Liverpool, we are different,” he told yesterday’s press-conference.
“This is just the start, 100%. I don’t know exactly why I think it constantly but we are Liverpool. We have been different the whole campaign and we want to be different again in that final. You go through and analyse and you see this, you see that, but they never played us. We are not always but we can be different. That’s really important.
“That’s why we are in the final, not because we are the best team in the competition and everybody thought before the season: ‘Yeah, it will be Liverpool and whoever.’ It was exactly the other way around. The boys played a kind of football that was different. We had so many game-changing moments. Unbelievable. These moments, we had them 500 times and we need them again. Not waiting for something, not hoping for something, no; change the game in the moments you can change it and that’s it.
“The home games were like: ‘Wow, what’s that?’ It was kind of a new level in the Champions League in these games. It was not that we were so much better but it was so different, so brave, it was big balls football. I really loved it. The power we had against City for example was like: ‘What’s that?’ They were better in all the other parts of the game, yes they played until they were in our six-yard box, but when we were in possession it was massive. It’s difficult to do but the boys did it and now we have to do it again.”