Virgil van Dijk has revealed how Jurgen Klopp helped encourage Liverpool to victory of their Champions League semi-final second leg towards Villarrea.
The Reds got here into the sport 2-0 forward from the primary leg however noticed the scoreline levelled within the first half of Tuesday’s recreation as targets from Boulaye Dia and Francis Coquelin gave the hosts a well-deserved lead.
Liverpool had been atrocious within the first 45 however got here out for the second like a crew possessed, they usually had been good worth for his or her three-goal haul that noticed them run out 3-2 victors.
“Play soccer, play the Liverpool method,” Van Dijk stated of Klopp‘s half-time message.
“Play the best way we’ve been taking part in principally all season. Get on the ball, have a variety of motion within the field and behind the excessive line. But in addition, present how a lot we actually need to go to the ultimate. That’s the way it begins.
“Second-half we dominated and performed so properly.”
He added: “Within the first half we didn’t play soccer. There wasn’t sufficient motion so we made the fallacious selections, and you then lose the ball in tough conditions. The early objective after three minutes put much more strain on ourselves
“If we dwell on the primary half once we’re going to Paris, I believe we’re being harsh on ourselves. What we’ve achieved this season can’t be taken as a right.”
The improved efficiency ensured Liverpool’s quadruple hopes stay alive, however Van Dijk was adamant that the Reds would not get caught up within the pleasure.
“For those who hearken to all of us and the supervisor, then it’s fairly apparent that we don’t take into consideration these items,” Van Dijk stated.
“It’s actually like that. There’s no level. You may dream, however it’s a must to be reasonable. You noticed tonight, we struggled within the first-half and we may have been knocked out.
“That’s soccer, small margins make a distinction. We play the ultimate to hopefully win it, it will likely be a incredible day trip once more with our followers. It’s one thing I’m actually trying ahead to.”