Here are four key points from the manager’s post-match press conference…
Kelleher confirmed for the final
“Imagine that,” the manager replied with a hint of sarcasm when it was said to him it was presumed Kelleher would start at Wembley.
“Caoihm is a top, top goalie and when Ali is fit, then he doesn’t have a lot of games, I want to give him desperately the opportunity to play.
“This competition I told Ali before the season, two years ago actually…that’s how it works.”
Big praise for “lifesaver” Gomez
It has been a standout season for Joe Gomez so far and he continues to excel in various positions, which has not been lost on Klopp.
The manager hailed his longest-serving player as “a lifesaver” and noted that “people forget how important Joey was in the best years we had.”
He added: “Without Joey, nothing would have happened in the last 13, 14 weeks since Robbo is out.”
‘Ain’t nobody like Joe Gomez‘
Another big day for Diaz
Luis Diaz scored the all important goal for Liverpool at Craven Cottage and while his manager knows he had opportunity to ensure a victory, there was plenty of praise for the winger.
“Fantastic player, absolutely no criticism, but I wish he would have set up the second and scored the third,” Klopp said.
“What a boy, the speed, the power, the technique – the combination of all that is absolutely outstanding.”
Imagine being us
After the match, Liverpool fans unfurled a banner that read ‘Imagine Being Us’ and while the boss is happy for us, he’s taking somewhat of a different view, understandably so.
Klopp said: “It’s completely fine our fans feel it like that, really happy and pleased for them, but we play in four days against Norwich – that’s my problem.
I’m sure he wouldn’t have it any other way! Bring it on.
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