Coach Klopp ecstatic after Liverpool hold Italians at bay

The Liverpool players celebrated in the changing room after booking their place in the Champions League final with a thrilling 7-6 aggregate victory over Roma last night.

Bob Paisley became the first manager to win the European Cup on three occasions when the Reds won it a third time in 1981. Fight without fear - and win the final.

Speaking after the game, Pallotta said: "I know it is hard to ref but it is really embarrassing that we lose on aggregate like that". I can not do it alone - it is collective work.

"Somehow, we just show up for that stage".

Of course, things will be a whole lot sweeter if they go out and topple Real Madrid later in the month, but there is also some financial doozy to be had by all of the players, on an individual basis.

For Klopp, getting his hands on the Champions League trophy would be concrete proof his Red revolution has been worth all the blood, sweat and tears. I'm sorry we couldn't give them a truly magic evening.

Tottenham and Liverpool are being chased by Antonio Conte's side, who realistically need to win all three of their remaining games and hope for a slip up from their rivals.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp admitted they needed luck to get past AS Roma in the second leg of their Champions League semifinal on Wednesday after old defensive issues reared their head.

"If you don't do it at the end then it was all for nothing".

The only problem was, and it was a big one for a side that lost the first leg 5-2, they shipped two more goals and lost 7-6 on aggregate. You can see that he's present during the game.

The hosts missed a string of second-half chances as Liverpool sat back and invited pressure onto themselves. I forgot the score.

"The players will have had four days between the semi-final in Rome and our trip to West London, so that should be ample time to recover".

"We said before the game we thought about it, now we're here, all our prayers and wishes are with him".

The only noise which could now be heard inside the Olimpico was the Liverpool fans repeatedly chanting 'allez, allez, allez'.

  • Julie Sanders