Liverpool piled seven goals at the back of Spartak Moscow net in the last round of champions’ league group stages as the Reds finished table leaders of Group E to qualify for the next stage.
Phillippe Coutinho with his first hatrick for Liverpool, Sadio Mane with a brace meanwhile Roberto Firmino and Muhammad Salah also appeared on score sheet.
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp found it unbelievable by the sixth goal according to him as he questioned his assistant, how did that happen?
“I was with my assistant and I asked, how did that happen?” asked Klopp.
Liverpool becomes the fifth English club to qualify for the last 16 of the champions league. The era also happens to be the first for five clubs from England to qualify for the knock out stage of the competition the same season.
Having finished groups fixture unbeaten with the numerous number of goals, Klopp believes if all factors remain constant then his side will be a threat.
“If we perform like this, if we’re that clinical, then yes.” Said the Liverpool boss in regards to whether they will be a threat.
He added that if they performed like that, it’s obviously 100% a threat. The recently free scoring Liverpool forwards is convincing but given the next stage that will provide for them sides with quality attackers, will the Mersey side defense manage is the question that remains unanswered.
Klopp doesn’t worry about facing likely reknown sides such as Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus
“I don’t mind too much who we get. Usually, I always get Real Madrid, so we’ll see.” Commented the 45 years old coach.
Liverpool will obviously not face Chelsea and Seville who finished as runners up in group E but other opponents the 2005 Champions League winners could likely face are Swiss side Basel, Portuguese club Porto and Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk.