Klopp: We are not thinking about the European final now
Klopp: We are not thinking about the European final now.. and I wanted to face Real like Salah
The German Jurgen Klopp, coach of the Liverpool team, confirmed that he had hoped to face Real Madrid in the Champions League final this season at the expense of Manchester City, which is the same wish that the Egyptian star Mohamed Salah had.
Liverpool continues to chase Manchester City at the top of the English Premier League standings, and to return to the top again, as it hosts Tottenham in a fiery summit in the 36th round of the tournament.
Klopp said during the match’s press conference, “We have a particularly difficult match against Tottenham and they have high quality and we have to find solutions. City are in a very good position to win the league. What happened to City against Madrid was harsh and painful, but that is the matter, they will be ready to face Newcastle and that is for sure.” .
Regarding the team he wanted to face in the final, Klopp said, “After losing the Kyiv final, I wanted to face Madrid in the next final, but we faced Tottenham and it’s okay, we will meet them in Madrid this time.”
He added, “What happened to City was strange and unfortunate, but what Madrid did was amazing. They qualified against Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and City. When teams like this defeat, they definitely deserve a place in the final, it will be a great occasion.”
And he continued, “I am happy that we reached the final and we will try. There are several matches to play, so we have to stop asking questions about Real Madrid. By the way, what Carly Ancelotti did is an amazing job. Our preparations for the Champions Final will start on May 22 and not before.” One day we will know everything. Feelings are good.”
He continued, “Tottenham has crazy speeds in attack, they have a great player and he is Harry Kane and they have an unrivaled understanding in attack, it will be the most difficult defensive confrontation for us in a long time and we have to find a way to calm them as much as possible by attacking.”
He continued: “I hope that all our fans will come to Paris and create an amazing atmosphere. I think Paris is a big enough city for a large number of fans to attend even without tickets and to behave on the best behavior. Their support is very important.”
Liverpool is second in the English Premier League standings with 82 points, just one point behind leaders Manchester City.