Klopp reacts to Barcelona exit in Champions League

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 11/04/2018

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reacted to the exit of Barcelona in the Champions League after AS Roma upset the Spanish giants in the second leg of the tie, according to BBC.

Barcelona had a commanding result in the first and many thought the second leg is just a mere formality but the reverse was the case as Roma booked their place in the semi-final.

Klopp was surprised by the outcome, Roma became just the third team in UCL history to overcome a three-goal deficit, he thought it was a joke for Barcelona to bow out after a comfortable lead.

“I walked up the stairs and somebody told me; I really thought it was a joke,” Klopp said.

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“Not that I don’t respect Roma, the absolute opposite. They have a fantastic team: Edin Dzeko, wow. They lost Mo Salah and they are in the semis, that’s quite a big thing.”

“I cannot say anything about the game, I didn’t expect it before the game but I knew it was possible.

“This competition is quite fair and I really think a normal final would have been Manchester City against Barcelona, and now they are both out, but there will still be two other really strong teams in there plus Roma and us. We will see what happens but that’s not the thing I have to think about tonight.”