Mane: Not even Klopp believed Liverpool could beat Barca

May 27, 2019 0 By HearthstoneYarns

Sadio Mane has revealed that “not even” Jurgen Klopp believed that Liverpool could overcome their three-goal deficit against Barcelona.

The Reds went into the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against Barca having lost the first leg 3-0 but an unbelievable display blew away the Catalan giants as Liverpool won 4-0 to go through to the final.

And Mane claims that despite encouraging his players before the second leg, Klopp didn’t think they would go through.

“Before the game [against Barca], I had never seen the boss like that,” Mane recalled to Telefoot.

“Klopp encouraged us but, honestly, not even he believed it.

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“He is exceptional, he makes you want to fight for him and give everything for him.”

Liverpool will now face Tottenham in the final in Madrid on June 1 where they will be looking to win their sixth European Cup.

On the final against Spurs, Mane added: “The final is a one-off game, it will be different from the league, you cannot hide, I think we are favourites.”