Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool are in the ‘perfect moment’ for a final as they face Sevilla in the Europa League.
The Reds eliminated Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and Villarreal to reach the Basel showpiece and Klopp, who replaced Brendan Rodgers in October, told his pre-match Press conference that the fixture is fair reward for the work done since he took over at Anfield.
“We are here because we beat Dortmund? Right. We beat Man United? Right. And Villarreal? Right. In my opinion we are really in a perfect moment to play a final. That doesn’t mean all is already done. No, it’s far away from this. It’s only about the preparation,” he said, the Guardian reports.
“This hard, intensive seven months feels like it should end in a final. Always working for each point, each goal and each opportunity in the game; good performances, bad performances. At the end you have a final. It’s about being able to show all the things you have learned.
“I’m really happy. Usually the problem for all teams is that a final is the last game of the season so it has been a long time until then. But nobody feels the intensity of the Premier League season in this moment. We have the breath of fresh air.
“It is a wonderful story to tell your grandchildren when you are old about being a Liverpool legend. How it feels to be a Liverpool legend I have no idea but it must be one of the best things you can feel in football. I would be really pleased for the boys if they can do it.”