Jurgen Klopp says that anyone who doesn’t believe Roma are capable of turning around a three-goal deficit in the second leg “will not play”.
Liverpool raced into a 5-2 first-leg lead in their Champions League semi-final, with Mohamed Salah in truly inspired form.
We defy you not to enjoy this Liverpool side, who tore Roma’s suicidal high defensive line to pieces.
But Klopp had a warning for his players after the match, stating that any players who doubt Roma’s ability to recover in the second leg “will not play”.
“We have to do a job again at Rome. That’s no problem, we expected that before, so we will go there and play as good as possible for us,” Klopp said.
“Since when I arrived, Liverpool always has obviously to take the slightly more difficult way and that’s again like this. But at the end, very often, Liverpool still succeeded and that’s what we try with all we have.
“(It was a) very positive result tonight. Not as positive as possible because of the performance, but very positive.
“And if one of my players doesn’t think that Rome will try to come back, he will not play. I would like to say that, but I don’t have enough (available) so he’d probably even play anyway.”