Jurgen Klopp: ‘Liverpool deserve to be in Champions League final’
Jurgen Klopp has said that Liverpool deserve to be in the Champions League final but admitted Liverpool should have played better during their Champions League semi-final win at Roma.
Liverpool progressed to the final 7-6 on aggregate, despite losing 4-2 on the night.
“The game was wild. They took all the risks and we punished it with the counter-attack but then we gave away a goal,” Klopp told reporters.
“There was lots of space. But then our last line was too deep and you cannot play like this. Each counter-attack was really dangerous for us but we didn’t use this. We were a little too patient. We are usually much better – you know this.
“It was the first semi-final for most of the boys so normal to have to keep nerves in. It was a little bit exciting – more exciting than I actually wanted.
“We are deserved finalists 100%. You don’t come without luck. We needed it only one time tonight. Real Madrid needed luck yesterday too. That’s how it is.
“We have two very important Premier League games then let’s go there [the final] and try our best.
“The boys deserve it, the character they showed, the football they showed – it was just crazy. I forgot the score. It was 7-6 right? Unbelievable!”
Liverpool travel to Chelsea on Sunday before finishing their Premier League season against Brighton. They meet Real Madrid in the Champions League final on May 26.