Liverpool-Roma: Klopp rebels against “easiest draw” notion

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Jurgen Klopp was very impressed by Roma’s massive comeback against Barcelona, and rebels against those who think he’s grateful not to draw Real Madrid or Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semifinals.

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Even though he most certainly is, but that’s beside the point.

Klopp knows Liverpool is in for a major test at the hands of Edin Dzeko, Daniele De Rossi, Kevin Strootman, and Roma, rejecting the notion of relief. From the BBC:

“I knew I’d have to say something after it, I tried to think about what I feel, but it was not that I thought ‘Thank God not Bayern, thank God not Real Madrid, yippee Roma’ or the other way around.

“But if anybody think this is the easiest draw then I cannot help this person; they obviously didn’t see both games against Barcelona. In the first result, the 4-1, it was Lionel Messi genius against a good side of Roma. The second leg was outstanding, it was outstanding what they did. They should have probably won four or five-nil. I was really impressed.”

Liverpool’s odds to win the Champions League have been slashed by many oddsmakers, but don’t tell ol’ Jurgen (And really, what else is he supposed to say?).