The Reds’ Premier League defence has fallen flat, however they continue to be within the working in Europe
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is aware of precisely what is required to rescue a disappointing marketing campaign for his fees: the membership’s seventh European Cup/Champions League crown.
A nosedive in kind that started across the festive interval has seen the Reds drop to eighth within the Premier League standings, successfully ending their probabilities of retaining the title lifted final season.
However the Merseysiders stay alive and kicking within the Champions League, a contest wherein Klopp additionally has current historical past.
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“It will be a dream yeah, so why not? However we actually should not in a state of affairs pondering that. We’re actually blissful beating Leipzig and going via to the quarter finals and within the final eight,” the German advised reporters when requested about his aspect’s prospects in Europe.
“James Milner stated to me its a fourth quarter last and 5 occasions in Europe since I used to be right here so yeah, that is good.
“However we’re not in a state of affairs sitting right here and telling already the fairytale of the way it all may finish.
“What we expect, what we want, what we dream and all these sort of issues is totally totally different however being prepared for Wolves is the one concern and the one factor I’m busy with and utilizing the positives of the Leipzig recreation which may be very useful.
“However then look, sure it’s the final eight of the Champions League however the final eight are traditionally tough.
“The opposite seven groups might be excellent. It is not 100% who all of them are but however the few who’re already in there and those that look probably they are going to be in, sure.
“There are not any simple video games however then in these video games lets give them a correct recreation sure, that’s the plan whoever it’s, undoubtedly, that is the plan.
“However not at this time. It is in three or 4 weeks when the subsequent spherical might be performed however we now have sufficient time till then and we attempt to use it pretty much as good as doable.”
Liverpool presently boast six wins within the European Cup/Champions League, a tally that locations them joint-third within the all-time competitors rating alongside Bayern Munich, one behind Italian giants Milan in second.
Actual Madrid are the undisputed kings of the event, having lifted the title an unbelievable 13 occasions – together with the primary 5 editions again to again between 1955 and 1960 and 4 triumphs in 5 seasons from 2014-18.
The Reds’ most up-to-date success got here within the 2018-19 last over Tottenham, having reached the ultimate the earlier yr in opposition to Madrid.
And regardless of their Premier League woes, Wednesday’s completed 2-Zero last-16 victory over RB Leipzig to clinch a 4-Zero combination win confirmed that on their day, Klopp’s cost should be taken significantly.