Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp who’s men hold a 5-2 lead from last week’s first leg encounter at Anfield said that his side is not Chelsea or Barcelona that the team are ready to ‘fight for their dreams’ when they clash with Roma at Stadio Olimpico in the Champions League semi-final second leg tie on Wednesday night.
Klopp said,“I am not here to say anything about Barcelona. They have not done a lot wrong in the last few years.
Barcelona probably thought it was decided. Everyone is telling us it is quite difficult and possible (to turn around the tie), but no-one told Barcelona it is possible to beat you 3-0 because no-one could imagine it could happen, but it happened.
We are not Chelsea, we are not Barcelona. We won 7-0 against Spartak Moscow at Anfield. What does that say? Nothing.
“I didn’t need a warning but if a warning was needed, it was a warning.
“But the closer the game comes Roma realise they still have to score three: it didn’t happen too often this season against us. I’m not saying it is impossible but it is quite difficult.
“We are here to fight for our dreams, that is how it is, and we want to go to the final.”
However, Former liverpool star Jamie Carragher tells Goal in an exclusive interview. “And with the position Liverpool are in, I suppose you feel you’ve got so much to lose now too.”
He said, . Liverpool have not been to a Champions League final since 2007. This is their first semi-final appearance since 2008, and the first time they’ve been past the group stage since 2009. Going all the way to Kiev, and potentially putting European Cup No.6 on the sideboard, would be huge for this thrilling, but far from flawless, group of players.
“To think we could have an opportunity to win a sixth European Cup, it’s unbelievable really. We’re not Real Madrid or Barcelona. We can’t buy the biggest players and we don’t have the most money. We’ve not even been the biggest in the Premier League over the past 10 or 20 years. We’ve had to be clever and build teams without household names.
“So to think of a city in the north west of England with…what’s the population of Liverpool? Half a million? Less? So to have six European Cups wouldn’t be bad,he added”.