Liverpool’s Manager, Jurgen Klopp says his team has a 1 percent chance of turning their deficit and qualifying for the Quarter Finals of the Champions League ahead of holders Real Madrid.
After his team’s 5-2 first-leg defeat by the European champions at Anfield in February, the coach had admitted that his side’s hopes of progress were extinguished.
However, Klopp said that he had changed his mind a little, and even if nobody else believed in his side, they were looking forward to the clash in the Spanish capital, a repeat of last season’s final.
Klopp acknowledged the difficulty of the task ahead but expressed his desire to give it a try, stating that even a one percent chance was worth fighting for.
Liverpool has had a mixed season, with impressive victories over Manchester United in the Premier League, but also suffering unexpected losses to teams in the relegation zone.
“Like I said three weeks ago, Madrid are favorites to progress after that result at Anfield, so it’s up to us to try and make a game out of the return fixture. We have a chance, maybe one percent, you never know” Klopp said during his press conference.
Despite the odds stacked against them, Klopp’s side remained hopeful, though not overconfident, about their chances of a comeback in Madrid.
They recognized the strength of their opponents and admired their mindset, which had helped them win so many titles in recent years.
The German coach admitted that overturning a three-goal deficit would be a big challenge, but his team was not ready to give up yet. They would try their best and see where it would lead them.