Klopp: Liverpool must manage 'emotional and mental effects' of Champions League comeback

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Unfortunately for Liverpool, the matter has been out of their own hands since their 0-0 draw at Everton on March 3, which allowed Manchester City - who have won all of their matches since the 2-1 defeat at Newcastle on January 30 - to overtake the Anfield club.

"Now we have three weeks to prepare for the Champions League final and let's give it a go".

Despite falling behind to an early Glenn Murray header, City roared back, immediately equalizing through Sergio Aguero, before further strikes from Aymeric Laporte, Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan eventually culminated in a deserved 4-1 victory.

"And if we are ready to make the next step, we will make the next step - and that's the plan".

✉ If the Champions League match between Liverpool and Barcelona proved anything, it is the myth that Lionel Messi is the greatest player to grace the game.

Despite not securing the title, though, the incredible nature of the season enjoyed by Jurgen Klopp's men simply can not be argued.

But after a few more minutes of sleep, I checked the live scoring again and was stunned to see that Origi's second goal 11 minutes from full-time had completed the comeback win that took the Reds through to their second-successive UCL final.

Liverpool need to beat Wolves at Anfield on Sunday and hope leaders Manchester City fail to collect maximum points from their trip to Brighton and Hove Albion.

Boss Klopp admitted: "In the end, this day was not so easy - but not completely surprising".

"Now I think of Klopp".

"So, we need to be very, very, close to perfection to win the Premier League as long as this is the case", he added.

While Liverpool enjoyed the ecstasy of overturning a 3-0 deficit against Barcelona in midweek to secure a place in the Champions League final, full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has said that not even a sixth European crown in Madrid next month would soften the blow of finishing second.

"It is a better season than I played with my Borussia Dortmund when we were champions in Germany".

It's been an inexplicable week in the Champions League, resulting in an all-English final, which has prompted many to expect the unexpected on Sunday as well.

"We feel it. It is disappointing, it is not a wonderful moment but we (will) have enough time to see and feel how brilliant the season was - it was brilliant, 97 points is incredible and only because City are there it is not enough". Always after a good year we lost key players in the past - but we won't this time.

"But nothing changed really, we knew it before".



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