Jürgen Klopp is banging the drum ahead what could potentially be another legendary, unimaginable comeback if we can turn the tie around tonight against Barcelona at Anfield.
Speaking to his press conference ahead of tonight’s clash, the German boss declared that we need to create “an atmosphere, using the atmosphere and celebrate the situation with good football. It should be a football party.”
Unfortunately, we also have to invite gatecrashers Luis Suárez and Philippe Countinho to our Anfield shindig and keep them both quiet during the festivities.
The Reds have the formidable task of overturning a 3-0 deficit from the first leg if we want to reach back-to-back finals, and our ninth European Cup showdown, by making it to Madrid on 1st June.
‘Creating an atmosphere, using the atmosphere and celebrate the situation.’
Klopp wants the second leg to be a ‘football party’ as he stressed his side need to be perfect in order to have any hopes of securing a comeback…https://t.co/Yk35GiG2Ri
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Furthermore, Klopp comically said that, “We don’t drink during the game – no alcohol at least – so we should then celebrate it with football. That’s the plan.
“It’s possible and a little bit likely that it will be the last Champions League game for this campaign, so let’s celebrate it with our legs, with our lungs, with good decisions, with a sensational atmosphere and all that stuff. Then we will see what’s the outcome.”
Despite having the odds stacked against us with Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino ruled out – and needing to score three or more without reply – Klopp has insisted that neither he, nor his players, nor the fans inside Anfield, will be deterred by the job.
“I will imagine the place will be rocking before we score already, to be honest. That’s what I expect. If we can score, that’s how it is.
And while Barca can afford a narrow defeat, their recent record in away matches in the CL knock-out stages isn’t exactly daunting from a Liverpool perspective. pic.twitter.com/1juxNejQvH
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“But look we not only have to score, we have to deny Barcelona from scoring and it doesn’t happen too often that Barcelona doesn’t score at all”, he added.
“We know about how big the challenge is. This team is just so wonderful that they will try, we all will try, 100 per cent.”
With a mountain of hope, the Kop urging the team on, and a mammoth effort from the lads who are available for the second leg, we’ll all be hoping that we can amend the missed chances of the first leg at Camp Nou and make it back to Spain for the final in Madrid.