After the end of the first half of the Villarreal and Liverpool match, with the hosts leading with two goals without a response, the players and fans feared that they would be a new victim of Rimontada from the “yellow submarines” and be expelled from the main continental competition.
However, “Liver” entered the second half with a new face and spirit, turned the table, won the match 3-2, qualified for the final 5-2 with the result of the two legs, and became the first party in the “Paris” final, which is supposed to play on the 28th of this month.
Dutch captain Virgil van Dijk revealed what German Jurgen Klopp said between the two halves of the match to the players in the dressing room.
And the Dutch international explained that Klopp “told us: Play football, play Liverpool’s style, play the way you played all season, possession and movement between the lines and slipping behind the opponent’s defense line, and he asked us to show our true desire to qualify for the final.”
In turn, the Egyptian star Mohamed Salah, one of the “Remontada” heroes, praised the character that his team appeared on in the second half.
The team’s top scorer said, “The match was tough in the first half, and after we went to the dressing room, Klopp spoke, and we motivated each other.
In turn, Klopp revealed how the English team managed to restore the momentum in his favour.
He explained, “We knew that in the first half they would be better than us and would play man to man, but we did not comment on the physical aspect between the two halves of the match.”
He concluded, “I can’t tell you exactly what I told them. We talked about how to play football, move around and look for spaces.”