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Klopp: Liverpool will fight for their dreams to reach Champions League Final

Jurgen Klopp's side take a 5-2 lead into the second leg at the Stadio Olimpico. Credit: PA

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists his side will "fight for their dreams" in the Champions League semi-final second leg against Roma.

The Reds hold a 5-2 lead from last week's match at Anfield and while Klopp admits it is not impossible for their Serie A opponents to win 3-0 - as they did the last round when they knocked out Barcelona - he insists they will make it "quite difficult".

"I am not here to say anything about Barcelona. They have not done a lot wrong in the last few years," said Klopp when asked what mistakes the Catalans had made having brought a 4-1 lead to the Stadio Olimpico.

"Barcelona probably thought it was decided. Everyone is telling us it is quite difficult and possible (to turn around the tie) but no-one told Barcelona it is possible to beat you 3-0 because no-one could imagine it could happen but it happened."

Klopp refused to answer questions about the absence of his trusted assistant Zeljko Buvac. Credit: PA

"I didn't need a warning but if a warning was needed, it was a warning. "But the closer the game comes Roma realise they still have to score three: it didn't happen too often this season against us.

"I'm not saying it is impossible but it is quite difficult.

"We are here to fight for our dreams, that is how it is, and we want to go to the final."

It was pointed out to Klopp that both Chelsea and Barcelona had conceded three goals in the Stadio Olimpico."

Roma players wear ‘Forza Sean’ shirts during training in support of injured Liverpool fan Sean Cox. Credit: PA

"We are not Chelsea, We are not Barcelona. We won 7-0 against Spartak Moscow at Anfield. What does that say? Nothing," added the German, who refused to answer questions about the absence of his trusted assistant Zeljko Buvac, who went on leave for the rest of the season for "personal reasons" just days before this tie.

"I don't think we are through but I don't think we are in a bad situation. We are in a better situation than I thought we would be before (the tie).

"We didn't lose in the Champions League so far. What does that mean? If that continues we will be through."

Klopp has no intention of setting up his side to draw tomorrow night.

He hopes Liverpool will be able to capitalise on Roma's need to get at least three goals by scoring the away goal which will effectively end the tie.

"Do not forget we are really difficult to play," he said.

"There is no perfect plan for it. If you really want to win you have to accept beforehand you could lose and still be really brave, not wait to be brave.

"Use their situation more than they use their situation because they have to win against us."