Klopp knew it was destined for the last game

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp claims he knew the fate of the group would boil down to the final round ahead of the crucial Napoli tie.The Reds need to win to stand any chance of qualifying for the Last 16, while Carlo Ancelotti’s men will progress as long as they don’t lose, or if they score an away goal and lose by only one.“I always thought this group would come down to the final round of matches before we knew where our destiny would lie,” Klopp wrote in the match programme as cited by Football Italia.“So there is no sense of shock or surprise we face this challenge tonight.“It has rightly been described as probably the toughest and most competitive group in the competition this season. PSG, Napoli and Red Star are outstandingly good teams and we are not too bad ourselves.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“Of course, I will not hide away from the fact that we face the situation we do because our performances and results away from home in the Champions League have not been to the high standards we hold ourselves to.“If we earn the right to progress clearly it is something we will look to address. But we should also not ignore the fact that our future in the competition remains in our own hands because we have been really good at Anfield.“We all know what we have to do to qualify for the knockout stages. We won’t be looking to Belgrade for help or assistance as it’s completely irrelevant to us.“We have a job to do – a game to win – and if we give our best I think we have a real opportunity. It’s about this game.”last_img