They lost Salah and they’re in the semis, says Klopp after Roma comeback
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has expressed his shock after Roma completed a second-leg comeback against Barcelona to reach the Champions League semi-final.
Despite losing their star Mohamed Salah 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.
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