Jurgen Klopp has refused to criticise UEFA for Liverpool’s ticket allocation for the Europa League final – but admits they could take 30million fans there if given the opportunity.
The Reds will face holders Sevilla in the final in Basel on Wednesday week – but the 33,000 capacity at St Jakob Park means the Reds will get just 10,000 tickets to distribute among their army of supporters.
Speaking at his press conference on Friday, Klopp said: “What I learned in life is not to think about things we can’t change.
“If you say who wants to go there? 30million people will want to go to the final.
“We’re in the final, what shall I say it is incredible. Amazing. We go to Basel. We take 50, 60, 70 thousand Liverpudlians with us, not in the stadium but in the city. Maybe 100 thousand.”
Klopp admits he’s looking forward to the game, and said of the city of the Swiss city of Basel.
“It’s a nice city, by the way,” he added. “It’s close to my home. Let’s create an atmosphere…go there and enjoy it, and we will go there and try and give our best in the middle of May for this wonderful club and these wonderful fans.”
On Liverpool’s performances in the Europa League, Klopp continued: “These boys have given me a lot of nice tips.
“There is something in this team.
“The Europa League has been special. It’s knockout.”