Klopp eyeing Istanbul 2005-style “dream” ending to rocky Liverpool season

Jurgen Klopp has reveal it would be a “dream” to end Liverpool’s disastrous season with a Magnificent Seven in the Champions League

Six-time Euro Kings Liverpool are already in the quarter-final hat after a round of 16 double over RB Leipzig.

And Klopp admits it would be a dream to finish the campaign in the Champions League Final in Istanbul on May 29 – the scene of their historic 2005 triumph under Rafa Benitez.

Liverpool finished fifth in the Premier League that season, a massive 37 points behind winners Chelsea.

And as Klopp’s stars head to Wolves on Monday sitting in eighth place and 28 points adrift of Manchester City the Kop boss hopes the season ends the same way it did sixteen years ago.

Gerrard and Benitez guided Liverpool to glory is Istanbul in 2005

“It would be a dream yeah, so why not? But we really are not in a situation thinking that. We are really happy beating Leipzig and going through to the quarter finals and in the last eight.

“James Milner said to me its a fourth quarter final and five times in Europe since I was here so yeah, that’s good.

“But we are not in a situation sitting here and telling already the fairytale of how it all could end.

“What we think, what we wish, what we dream and all those kind of things is completely different but being ready for Wolves is the only concern and the only thing I am busy with and using the positives of the Leipzig game which is very helpful.

Jurgen Klopp's Champions League success came in 2019
Jurgen Klopp’s Champions League success came in 2019

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“But then look, yes it is the last eight of the Champions League but the last eight are historically tricky.

“The other seven teams will be very good. It’s not 100% who they all are yet but the few who are already in there and those who look likely they will be in, yes.

“There are no easy games but then in those games lets give them a proper game yes, that is the plan whoever it is, definitely, that’s the plan.

“But not today. It’s in three or four weeks when the next round will be played but we have enough time until then and we try to use it as good as possible.”

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