Jordan Henderson previews Liverpool FC v Real Madrid

Jordan Henderson previews Liverpool FC v Real Madrid

Jordan Henderson previews Liverpool FC v Real Madrid

That's as much down to the misfits in defence, the workhorses in midfield and the transfer gambles littered across the squad as it is the prolific scoring of attacker Mohamed Salah, another of Klopp's success stories with a career-high 43 goals for the season from the right wing.

First-leg goalscorer Edin Dzeko got in on the act seven minutes into the second half and frantic Roma pressure followed. We needed it only one time tonight.

Wijnaldum was called up to replace Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain, who was ruled out with a serious knee injury sustained in the semi-final first leg, and he rose to the challenge with a composed display capped by Liverpool's vital second goal.

Liverpool head straight into another big game on Sunday as they take on top-four rivals Chelsea in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge.

To say Roma now believed they could qualify would be an overstatement, but they had at least given their fans a glimmer of hope.

"There was lots of space", Klopp said.

And while Virgil van Dijk has aided Liverpool's defensive improvements, they too looked susceptible to balls into the penalty area, both from deep and from wide, with Edin Dzeko and Cengiz Under so almost benefitting in the second leg in Rome. It was a little bit more exciting than I would have wanted, but now it's over I'm fine. After all, there are too many defensively-smart teams and coaches in the modern era for such insane scorelines to happen again in a game of such magnitude.

Jurgen Klopp's reached their eighth European Cup final and first since 2007 where they will play two-time holders Real Madrid in Kiev on May 26.

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"Real Madrid want him, and we have all seen the poor performances of Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema with the 4-4-2", he said, via KingFut.

"There's still a job to do".

"Going to a final is really nice - I did it a few times - but winning it is even nicer". We will be ready.

"Real Madrid would be able to use his strengths".

"You can not be more experienced in the competition than Real Madrid", he added of the Spaniards who have won three titles in the past five years.

"I know it's hard to ref, but it's really embarrassing when we lose on aggregate like that..."

"Before the semi-finals you think who would you rather have and it was always Real Madrid". "But you know me..."

"We are all inclusive, sometimes I like it, sometimes I don't need it and after the game I'm fine with it", Liverpool manager Klopp told BT Sport. They don't hang silver medals at (the Liverpool training ground) Melwood. That's a pity, that's the game.

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