The Reds are through to the final four of Europe’s top-tier tournament for the first time since 2008, courtesy of a stunning two-legged performance against the Premier League‘s champions-elect.
Having won 3-0 at Anfield, Liverpool braced themselves for an onslaught at the Etihad, and went behind early on as Gabriel Jesus beat Loris Karius from close range.
“I knew we could beat them. But that doesn’t make us the better team, it’s football,” he told reporters.
“It’s the cool thing in the game, that it’s still possible. It only makes it difficult and it will be difficult in the semis as well, 100 percent.
“But we are now in the semis and first of all we should enjoy the moment because it’s obviously a while ago that Liverpool were in the semis. It was a while ago that I was in the semis.
“Now we are there together—so that’s quite a cool moment and I’m really happy about it.”
Klopp also gave his take on Sadio Mane‘s form, his in-game tactical changes, AS Roma’s comeback victory over Barcelona and Liverpool’s ability to respond to setbacks.