Here are three key points we took from Klopp’s post-match press conference…
Huge praise for Emery
Unai Emery endured a tough time in England, but his return to Spain with Villarreal has seen him restore his reputation as the master of the European cup competition.
This time, he has led Villarreal to the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time in 16 years – and Klopp was full of praise for Liverpool’s next opponents.
“[It will be] tough, tough, tough. Both games [against Bayern], Villarreal deserved to get through,” he said.
“I didn’t analyse them, because you watch the game and try to figure out both teams with real quality.
“Villarreal probably has the most successful cup competition manager in world football, so he knows what he’s doing.”
A knock for Jota, but no more
Given the intensity of the schedule, every game of late has seen Klopp ring the changes, while afterwards he is left hoping for no injury problems.
“He’s not injured,” the manager said of Van Dijk, later adding: “I changed with two physios, nobody said to me Mo has a problem.”
And while Klopp confirmed that “Diogo got a knock in the first half,” he insisted that “everybody should be fine.”
A sign he’s not on his way out yet!
Liverpool are into their third Champions League semi-final in five years, and are battling for their fourth major European final since Klopp took over in 2015.
It is still a moment to savour for the manager, who jokingly gave an update on his job situation as he explained that he was “over the moon” to progress.
“The day when I’m not over the moon about qualifying for the Champions League semi-final, then someone is really wrong,” he said.
“Maybe that would be the right time just to quit.”
Klopp added: “It would never happen that I would take something like this for granted.”