Klopp urges Liverpool fans to show respect to Roma

"They are a very offensive team, the truth is it is going to be a great couple of games and we are going to see good football".

Salah, who joined Liverpool from Roma a year ago, is the key man for Jurgen Klopp's team as they look to make their first Champions League final appearance since 2007 and win the competition for the first time since 2005. I have not played against Dzeko before but everyone knows the result against Barcelona, " added the Netherlands captain.

The 18-time English champions will have to get past Serie A giants AS Roma in the Champions League semi-finals. A Liverpool side that scores five goals against Manchester City aren't easy opponents.

Jurgen Klopp is on the lookout for a new goalkeeper, but Roma have maintained the 25-year-old is not a player they want to sell despite the recent high-profile sales of Mohamed Salah and Miralem Pjanic.

"Now there's Liverpool, we must prepare for that game and have the same attitude we did against Barcelona". They have the players to hurt Liverpool and will surely go to Anfield to try and bag an away goal. Every day I am talking to the players, yesterday I was talking to [Francesco] Totti.

"If we can do what we did creating an atmosphere in front of the stadium, then do it, but show our opponents the respect they deserve".

Liverpool are being investigated by UEFA after their supporters through objects at the Manchester City bus, causing damage, as they arrived for the quarter-final first leg at Anfield this month. After 10 seasons in the PL, it's looking more and more likely that Paul Lambert (with a tip of the cap to Mark Hughes earlier in the season) will take the Potters back to the Championship for the first time since they won promotion in 2008. Liverpool's last win over Roma was in 2002.

Edin Dzeko is a physical handful of a centre-forward who comes alive in the penalty box and is good at winning free-kicks. I played with the best players, against the best players. Sadio Mane, Gini Wijnaldum, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mohamed Salah, Virgil Van Dijk, and Andrew Robertson have all been hits.

100 per cent. It's different, it's something where you say: "Wow". We need to do better.

"You have to tell each other the truth, you can not be nice and happy when we want to achieve so much as a team and a club", said Van Dijk.

  • Julie Sanders