UCL: What I told Liverpool players at half time of 3-2 win over Villarreal – Klopp
Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has revealed his half-time team talk that inspired his players to come from two goals down and win 3-2 at Villarreal.
The Reds came into the second leg of their Champions League semi-final with a 2-0 lead.
However, the Yellow Submarines raced into a 2-0 lead in Spain, thanks to goals from Boulaye Dia and Francis Coquelin.
After the break, Liverpool blew their hosts away with goals from Fabinho, Luis Diaz and Sadio Mane.
Speaking to BT Sport after the game, Klopp said: “Getting the first goal after two or three minutes, that’s the opposite of what you want. Respect to Villarreal. Stadium, team, coach. Unbelievable. They put us under pressure man-to-man all over the pitch and we didn’t play football at all.
“I told the boys, ‘Yes, they have momentum, but they don’t own it. With one situation we can get it back. We have to play in the right spaces and we have to force ourselves to start playing football.’
“All of a sudden, we broke the lines and found Naby and Trent in the half-spaces and we were in the game, we scored goals and we made it happen.”
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