"It's not over," the Liverpool coach assures after visiting Inter Manchester City fans can already think about a potential rival in the quarterfinals after 5 goals in Lisbon. Liverpool probably can too, although Jurgen Klopp warns of the 'traps' of rematch in a competition such as the Champions League, regardless of the fact that his team from the stadium "Giuseppe Meazza" brought a convincing 2-0 after the first match with Inter.
He did not leave such a convincing impression as it says on the scoreboard. That is why the German is careful. "It is still dangerous. The first half of the duel has just ended. We don't feel like we're over. We have to be ready for the second game."
"Inter is good, very good. The victory we achieved seems like a well-done first half, I don’t say ‘job done, put your legs on the table’ Klopp said.
Jurgen Klopp on his defensive players
Among other things, due to the impression that Simeone Inzaghi's team was dangerous all the time, they pressed the English, but the great game of Virgil van Dijk and Ibrahima Konate neutralized the offensive players of the Italian champion.
"We defended really well. Just the way we want to win the ball. You have to play defensively passionately, organized, we were under a lot of pressure from Inter strikers and it would be funny if we didn't defend well."
"That means a lot to us. It is difficult to play in Milan, the Nerazzurri have great self-confidence, they play smart, they keep the high line high. They didn't surprise us with that, we knew what they were up to, but we also have to be careful before the return match at Anfield.
" The match was decided by the changes of Jurgen Klopp. After an hour of play, when he noticed that his team was losing its breath, he sent Fabiho Luis Diaz and Jordan Henderson to the field instead of Harvey Eliott, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita.
And immediately the Reds took control of the playground. "It's the hardest to play in the middle of the field, that's where Inter attacked us, but when Henderson, Keita and Diaz came in, we had freshness, we started to control the game, we looked much better and that's exactly what we needed."
"Elliott can be much better, we know that, however, he has done his job, he is trying. It was not easy for him, because he is only 18 years old, and he played against much more experienced football players. "