Klopp: Liverpool are ready to seize 'great opportunity'

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says his team are ready to seize a 'great opportunity' to reach the Champions League Final.

The Reds are 5-2 up heading into the second-leg of their semi-final at Roma this evening.

Liverpool had been 5-nil up in the reverse fixture at Anfield before conceding two late goals but Klopp says they are still in a strong position to qualify.

"After the game a few people obviously had the feeling we had lost. We didn't, we are still 5-2 up

"Meanwhile, after one week probably a lot of people think 'Oh, Roma has only to win 3-0' but that is quite a result.

"There is a football game to play and I am really looking forward to it because that's what you want, to play for the big stakes, for the big things and that is why we are here - a chance at great opportunity."

The winner will face holders Real Madrid for the trophy later this month.

Roma knocked out Barcelona in the last-eight - despite a 4-1 defeat in the opening leg.

Digital Desk


Related Articles

Henry knows he must ‘heal minds’ to bring about Monaco improvement

Jose Mourinho warned over Manchester United’s late kick-off against Valencia

Jurgen Klopp: No room for Nations League in football calendar

Eden Hazard “very happy” at Chelsea despite Real Madrid desire

More in this Section

Sarri: Hazard can realise his dreams at Chelsea

Tomane to make first European start against Toulouse

Munster make four changes to side to face Gloucester

Wimbledon to bring in final set tie-breaks from 2019


Breaking Stories

A tempting taste of what is on offer in Dingle

Too much information? Lindsay Woods on 'sharenting'

Graham Norton: ‘If it was hard work I couldn’t do it’

Saying yes to the dress: Behind the scenes at the royal wedding

More From The Irish Examiner