Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final first leg defeat to Barcelona helped his side become stronger.
Klopp’s side overturned their first leg deficit with a crushing 4-0 win at Anfield before going on to lift the trophy in Madrid.
And the Manager explaining the situation said;”You have to lose big to realize you are not a loser”
“You accept it has happened, yes, but that you can still be a winner.
“These are the things that made us all stronger and I’m happy that I have these boys, that I keep these boys together because they went through all these things.”
Liverpool received a warm welcome when they returned from Spain, which is something that Klopp won’t forget anytime soon.
“It was not like anything I could imagine. No one could imagine something like that,” Klopp said.
“That’s the only good thing with not winning anything for a long time.
“It’s like, you collect all the desire and stuff and all the dreams all comes together and you wait until you can use it the day when you win something.
“And it will be difficult to surpass that in the future, it will be difficult because it was really intense and I would love if any scientists can explain to me how 700,000 people can keep a tone, constantly over four hours.
“I have no clue how that works. Unbelievable. The noise was unbelievable and how they kept that going was unbelievable.
“And the eye contact, the little moments with different people were just outstanding and we knew before what it means to people obviously, but it’s really different to see it face to face.
“That was a big day in all our lives.”