Roma vs Liverpool: We are not Chelsea or Barcelona, we will fight for our dreams – Klopp

Roma vs Liverpool: We are not Chelsea or Barcelona, we will fight for our dreams – Klopp



Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has stated that his side is not Chelsea or Barcelona that the Reds 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’s men hold a 5-2 lead from last week’s first leg encounter at Anfield.

Klopp admits it is not impossible for the Serie A side to win Liverpool 3-0 as they did in the quarter final stage when they knocked out Barcelona and also during the group stage when they beat Chelsea.

The Reds boss, however, insists his side will make it ‘quite difficult’ for Eusebio Di Francesco’s men.

Asked what mistakes Barcelona had made having brought a 4-1 lead to the Stadio Olimpico, Klopp told reporters at a news conference, “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.

“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.”

Klopp continued, “We are not Chelsea, we are not Barcelona. We won 7-0 against Spartak Moscow at Anfield. What does that say? Nothing.

“I don’t think we are through but I don’t think we are in a bad situation. We are in a better situation than I thought we would be before (the tie).

“We didn’t lose in the Champions League so far. What does that mean? If that continues we will be through.

“Do not forget we are really difficult to play.

“There is no perfect plan for it. If you really want to win, you have to accept beforehand you could lose and still be really brave, not wait to be brave.

“Use their situation more than they use their situation because they have to win against us.”

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