Liverpool’s latest European glory night ended with Jurgen Klopp and his players driving away from their Melwood training ground in the small hours of the morning.
After beating Manchester City 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium to complete a 5-1 aggregate success, the Reds returned to Melwood by coach before the squad dispersed.
A very small gathering of fans attempted to grab a photo as Dejan Lovren, Sadio Mane and manager Klopp drove away from the club’s base.
A few fans watched on as Dejan Lovren drove away Melwood early on Wednesday morning
Sadio Mane wore a gleaming smile as he headed for home after Liverpool’s win at Man City
Roberto Firmino, who scored Liverpool’s second goal on Tuesday night, left Melwood in the back seat of a chauffeur-driven car, despite having being cleared to get behind the wheel again after his ban for drink-driving expired in February.
Klopp had earlier claimed that Liverpool had beaten the No 1 side in world football.
The German said: ‘I really think they are the best team in the world at the moment but I knew we could beat them. We completely deserve to be in the semi-finals.
‘You can imagine Pep (Guardiola) was not happy with the (disallowed goal) but we’ve scored five goals against Man City and only conceded one. These numbers are usually not possible.
‘We are now in the semis and first of all we should enjoy the moment because it’s obviously a while ago that Liverpool were in the semis. It was a while ago that I was in the semis!
‘Now we are there together – so that’s quite a cool moment and I’m really happy about it.’
Roberto Firmino, who scored in Liverpool’s 2-1 win at the Etihad Stadium, sat in the back seat
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp had earlier claimed that City were the best team in world football