Jurgen Klopp says if Liverpool do bow out of the Champions League this evening they will do so fighting and will take the game to Barcelona. The Reds face a huge uphill battle in the Champions League semi-final second-leg clash after Barca ran out 3-0 winners at the Nou Camp last week, and will be without Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino through injury.
Overturning a three-goal deficit against Barcelona is not unheard of as Roma did it in last season’s quarter-finals. Unlike Liverpool, though, they had an away goal from the Nou Camp, losing the first leg 4-1 but winning 3-0 in the Stadio Olimpico. It is what gives Klopp some optimism, although he concedes if they do not manage it the Reds will have given the Champions League all they have for the second successive season.
“There is hope and it is football,” he (Klopp) said. “We are far away from giving up, but we are not in a situation where we say it will happen 100 per cent. “If there is an opportunity to go to the next round, we have to try. It is a long season and there is at least a little chance to make it even longer.
If not, these are the last two home games of an incredible season. “I think we should celebrate that with a good performance on the pitch and a very good performance in the stands. That would be really nice. “That’s what we want to show, nothing else. “We want to celebrate the Champions League campaign, either with a proper finish or another goal. If we can do it, wonderful, and if not then fail in the most beautiful way, if you want, with a close result.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.