Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has compared his sides ability to get over the line in big games to that of the great Manchester United teams managed by Sir Alex Ferguson.
The former Borussia Dortmund coach was speaking to the press ahead of his sides crunch Champions League semi-final first leg against Roma tonight at Anfield and said:
“Is there something with Alex Ferguson, Man United. At a specific time they scored always twice?
“Score, score? That is the opportunity. Score once, do it again. Use the momentum in the game. Of course we talk about it, of course we want to use that, but you still have to score.
“The team is a really enthusiastic team. In a good moment, they jump and that’s really good to see.
“On the other hand, that’s why the two Man City games were really special. We dealt with the very difficult circumstances in the two halves here and there on a high level.
“That brought us to the semis, not that we can score one, two, three in a row.
“In the moments when we are not in charge of the game, we are still in the game, that’s a very important thing and that helped us massively.”
While we do like Klopp here at The Football Faithful it must be said he should probably calm himself a little before he starts comparing his teams to those of the most successful manager in English football history until he has actually won a trophy with Liverpool.