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They lost Salah and they’re in the semis, says Klopp after Roma comeback

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manager has expressed his shock after Roma completed a second-leg comeback against Barcelona to reach the Champions League semi-final.

Despite losing their star over the summer to Liverpool, the Serie A side overturned a 4-1 defeat in the first leg to win 3-0 at home and advance on away goals on Tuesday. They joined the Reds who demolished Manchester City with a 5-1 aggregate score, with Salah scoring a goal in each leg.

Klopp revealed he was stunned when he knew about Roma’s incredible comeback at Stadio Olympico and thought he was being told a joke. “I walked up the stairs and someone told me,” Klopp said regarding Roma’s progression.

“I thought it was a joke. Not that I don’t respect Roma, they are fantastic team. I just wasn’t expecting it, but knew it was possible.

“They lost Mo Salah and they are in the semis – it’s a big thing!”

Salah could end up meeting his former team in the semi-final of the competition as the draw is set to be held on Friday.

Editor-in-Chief at Pursuing a master's degree in sport policy, management and international development at the University of Edinburgh.

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