Jurgen Klopp believes seven months of evolution since his arrival has turned around Liverpool’s season and set them up for a pivotal Europa League semi-final second leg against Villarreal.
Liverpool have battled inconsistency since Klopp’s appointment as they adjust to his methods, but he reckons they have the quality required to reach the final, despite carrying a 1-0 deficit from the first leg
“In October Liverpool changed their manager. That’s not the sign of a perfect situation,” said the German, who replaced Brendan Rodgers seven months ago.
“Something went wrong before then. After the change we didn’t change everything immediately, we developed.
“We still had problems – injuries. We played sometimes really good, sometimes not that good, but only two really bad games – Watford and Swansea.
“This team has built consistency step by step, this good shape and good moment we should use.
“These players gave me a lot of positive signs about their qualities and quality is always potential plus talent plus attitude. That is really good.
“If we play our best then we can go to the final.”