Liverpool were absolutely spectacular in the first 30 minutes of their home game against Hoffenheim in the Champions League playoffs, they went 3-0 up and ended up winning the game 4-2, leaving their manager… ecstatic.
I thought the first half hour was a thunderstorm and I’ve really enjoyed it. I have not enough words for this, it’s amazing. It’s 14 months of the hardest work. It feels in this moment, absolutely amazing. Big, big, big compliments to my team. They played a perfect first half an hour
Jurgen Klopp told BT Sport right after the game, showering his players with praise.
At half-time I asked them if they could remember the feeling they had at 3-0 and told them to put that feeling away because there was too much relief at that moment
the Liverpool manager also said, before talking about the pressure put on his players’ shoulders.
We didn’t think we were the favourites but everyone else did so we had the pressure, but the boys did good. Credit to Hoffenheim as well. They played football and continued to enjoy the game. They can score two goals because of their quality
the German manager said.