Liverpool may have secured a super 3-0 triumph over Manchester City in the quarter-final first leg tie of the UEFA Champions League, yet manager Jurgen Klopp knows it’s not yet finished.
The return leg is charged for Tuesday at City’s Etihad stadium and the Pep Guardiola side are prepared to battle.
While Guardiola has just said “we have an hour and a half (90 minutes). We will attempt,” Klopp knew it will be an intense amusement as he depicted City as the best group on the planet.
“It was really, really good. We beat the best team in the world. I don’t think about things like whether this is my best performance here. I have never been part of the best team in the world but I always knew it is possible to beat them. It is rare because they are so good.
“If I answer your questions the way you want me to, Pep only has to put the newspapers in the dressing room and say “Look what Klopp said!” We have to work like hell. We are not in the next round. Why should I celebrate it?
“It was really good. They were two different halves, In the first, we were very active, perfect in the spaces, lively closing the gaps. We used that really well, scored three fantastic goals. But we know we still have to improve.”
Klopp is hoping his best striker, Mohamed Salah is fit for the return leg after the Egypt international complained of pain and was substituted in the 53rd minute.