Liverpool’s 2-0 win over RB Leipzig thanks to Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, who scored the 100th goal in Klopp’s 44th match in charge of the Reds in the competition, secured a 4-0 aggregate win which eased them into the quarter-finals for the third time in four years.
Having won the champions league in 2019 and reached the final the year before, they do have good form in the competition but that is offset somewhat by the woeful season they are having as defending Premier League champions.
The Champions League may offer their best way back into Europe’s elite club competition as they are well off the pace of the Premier League top four, but Jurgen Klopp is not getting ahead of himself.
When asked whether it was a ridiculous notion to think about winning the trophy for a seventh time he said: “It is kind of – but the only reasons you play in this competition is because you want to win it.
“But we aren’t silly and so far, this season it is not one which looks like we will win the Champions League in the end. We have to wait for the draw, and it will be an extremely tough game whoever we get.
“We don’t really think that far, we think about from tomorrow and about Wolves [on Monday]. We had momentum in that (the Champions League) but not in the Premier League yet and we will have games to get that back – and that would help the Champions League definitely.”