UCL: Tension grips Liverpool boss Klopp as he prepares to face Emery’s surprise strategy

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists there’s no complacency going to Villarreal tomorrow night.

The Reds will be in Spain defending a 2-0 Champions League semifinal first-leg lead.

Klopp said, “If I was younger I’d have been really angry with the question!

“Of course, no. It’s only half-time. We have to go there and try to win, knowing they [Villarreal] will go with all they have.

“You never know if we’ll get another chance in a semi-final.

“We have an exceptional team but you need luck, so you had better treat it carefully and we will. If Villarreal beats us with a result, congratulations and that’s it.

“Maturity and experience is important but not the only decisive thing. Everything that we are is required tomorrow night.

“We have to be ready to play a top, top game. They will try top lay much more football than we allowed them in the first game.

“Unai [Emery] will sure try to adapt a few things. It will be really interesting. Maturity is important but not the only thing.”

Klopp also said: “The thing with all this, we must’ve done something right in the last few months.

“Problem is everything is perfect and then the next game we start on wrong foot and game is different. We know we’re in a good moment. But other way around…why should I think about the past?

“Let’s say Villarreal have the first shot on target, the crowd goes up, they win challenges…that’s how it is.

“Good example is Newcastle, crowd were very intense but we never let it happen [for them]. It was just a clear-cut performance.”

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