-I will talk a lot about this match from now on. This was their Barcelona

-I will talk a lot about this match from now on.  This was their Barcelona

Perhaps Liverpool's biggest game at Anfield under Jurgen Klopp was the comeback against Barcelona in 2019. At the time, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah were out due to injury, and Liverpool had an absolutely impossible starting point after losing 0-3 at Camp Nou in a match. going. A game where they played really well.

It has been almost four years since that match, and it was clear that Klopp used it often when speaking to his team. Often he promised to stop doing it a few months before.

– I will mention this match several times from now on. I told my team a few months ago that I promised not to use the Barcelona match as an example again. “Tonight I broke my promise,” Klopp said in the post-match press conference.

Liverpool had to contend without 11 (!) first-team players for tonight's game. However, they got the job done after an impressive second half.

– This is an example, and this is their Barcelona. There would have been enough reasons to give up, but I saw a great group that played great. The director says, if you don't limit yourself to negative thoughts, you can fly.

Fireworks and beautiful targets

Liverpool's performance was not good in the first half. There were plenty of chances, but it was only Luton who made their mark and went into the second half leading.

– I asked the boys to delete the first half. I asked them: “Do you like this match?” A good foundation has been laid, we have asked the boys to be more relaxed. After that, they were very fast, he says.

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– We had to be calmer in the decisive moments, and then there were fireworks and beautiful goals. Then the guys came and did a great job. It's great to see how the culture spreads to the next generation.

When it came to injury status, otherwise there was little to report. Perhaps there will be a bigger update on Friday, when Klopp will meet again with the press ahead of Sunday's League Cup final.

– The situation is not good, that is quite clear. We don't even know if those who played here can play again. We don't know, and we're taking it day by day. “But as I said before, as long as we have 11 players, we will strive to achieve it,” says Klopp.

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