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Champions League: Klopp speaks on Liverpool vs Real Madrid final

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has admitted his side needed luck to qualify for the Champions League final, where they will face holders, Real Madrid.

The Reds were beaten 4-2 by Roma in the second leg of the semi-final at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday, but advanced 7-6 on aggregate.

Roma came close to pulling off a dramatic comeback, but could not take several chances that fell their way in the second half.

“I have to give a big compliment to Roma.

“What a performance, what a comeback, what a brave football game.

“It was the first time we were not as good as we can be, so we needed luck and that’s what we had, but over the whole Champions League campaign it’s deserved. As I said before the game, it would have been deserved for Roma too.

“It would have been crazy if we played extra-time. I have no clue how that would have happened. Now it’s 7-6 on aggregate which sounds crazy because it is. We came into the competition as a qualifier and are now in the final and I am really happy for the boys, for the club and our fans. It’s been a fantastic ride so far and now we will go to Kiev, which sounds crazy but it is the truth.

“We cannot go to a Champions League final with constant nice football, that’s not possible. You have to suffer from time to time and we suffered, I have no problem with that.

“Is there anything to criticise? No. These boys go constantly over their limit and I am really proud of that,” Klopp said after the game.

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