- Jurgen Klopp made sure Liverpool players did not switch off vs Spartak Moscow
- Liverpool led 3-0 at half time against the Russians – as they did in Sevilla draw
- They made no such errors this time as they won Group E with a 7-0 victory
Jurgen Klopp said he had to make sure his Liverpool players did not switch off at half time in their 7-0 Champions League hammering of Spartak Moscow.
Liverpool led 3-0 at half time against the Russians, just as they did in their last Champions League game against Sevilla – who came back to draw 3-3.
The Reds made no such errors this time as they won Group E, with Klopp praising his team’s focus as well as the football they played.
Jurgen Klopp had to make sure his Liverpool players did not switch off vs Spartak Moscow
Liverpool led 3-0 at half time against the Russians – as they did in the 3-3 draw with Sevilla
The Reds made no such errors this time as they won Group E with a 7-0 victory at Anfield
Speaking on BT Sport, Klopp said: ‘I told the boys at half time, I don’t like to talk too often about the obvious things, but a lot of people in the stadium will think 3-0, we have it already.
‘We needed to show we had learned from our own mistakes and we keep on going, playing football again. The boys found another level, it was nice to watch, to be honest.’
Despite winning the group, Liverpool could face some major teams in the last 16, including Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus.
Klopp is unconcerned who Liverpool play in the last 16 – they could face Real Madrid
Klopp however is unconcerned who Liverpool play, and is just happy they are in the knockouts for only the second time in nine years.
He said: ‘We just wanted to go to the next round, I don’t mind too much. Usually I get Real Madrid, so we will see what happens this time.
‘We have no preferred opponents. We are just happy that we go to the next round and are still in the competition. It is really nice being back, after a long time, Liverpool is here again.’