Watch: Klopp downplays Liverpool’s Champions League possibilities
Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp has performed down his facet’s Champions League title hopes, insisting he isn’t “dumb” about their kind points.
The Reds could also be hesitant on the home stage, however they secured their place within the Champions League quarter-finals with Wednesday’s 2-0 win over RB Leipzig in Budapest, finishing a 4-0 total victory.
Liverpool had misplaced six of their final eight video games in all competitions earlier than Wednesday’s victory in Leipzig.
They’ve additionally misplaced six of their final seven Premier League video games, ending their title hopes and blocking their first 4 ambitions, prompting speak of concentrating on the Champions League as a substitute.
“The one motive you play on this competitors is that you simply need to win it,” Klopp informed reporters after the sport.
“I am not a idiot, we all know thus far that this is not a season the place it appears like we are going to win the Champions League on the finish, however that does not imply we do not need to go so far as doable, after which we’ll see what’s doable for us.
“Now we have now to attend for the draw; will probably be extraordinarily troublesome video games whoever we have now … so we are going to discover out, we are going to put together ourselves and we are going to see how far we go.”
The German was additional requested about Liverpool’s continental ambitions, admitting the 2018-19 European champions would pose a menace however refusing to elaborate additional.
“We could possibly be that [dangerous]”, did he declare.” I do not need to keep right here now and I need to make the entrance web page of our performances within the Champions League.
“Within the Champions League we have now had a sort of momentum through the season, and within the Premier League not but.
“However we nonetheless have sufficient video games to attempt to get well that and win Premier League soccer video games as properly – and that will be helpful for the Champions League as properly.”
Klopp added that Wednesday’s victory would solely be optimistic for her workforce as they struggled to regain momentum after their current poor run.
“The efficiency was essential, the extent we performed tonight was actually good and was additionally needed as a result of Leipzig is a troublesome opponent,” he stated.
“It is going to assist, that is how it’s. It is going to assist however we all know that Monday at Wolves [in the Premier League] is a unique sort of recreation. But when we play in addition to we performed tonight, then will probably be troublesome for Wolves, that is clear. “