As we wake up this morning still in shock after Liverpool’s dramatic come from behind win over Dortmund at Anfield we cannot help but think that Liverpool and their new manager can do the unthinkable and win the Europa League title.
Not only would it signal an impressive first season for the 48-year-old German, but provide the clubs owners with the belief that they finally had the right man in charge, and that a Klopp managed team will be back competing for the Premier League title next season.
Add to this what seemed unthinkable just a few weeks ago and that is Champions League football and the money that would come with it should Liverpool overcome their semi-final and then final opponents in Basel on May 18th.
And while we know we are thinking ahead it is hard not to do so after witnessing the seemingly impossible task of coming back from being 2-0 down after just ten minutes.
It is hard following last night’s events to imagine any of the XI players leaving Anfield this summer, yet a big clue may lie in which players did not participate in events, while Alberto Moreno and Joe Allen both managed to get their places back in our good book.
Christian Benteke is of course an obvious choice, and lucky for Liverpool they may just be able to recuperate the £32.5 million they paid to Aston Villa for the Belgium international last summer.
Mario Balotelli and his huge weekly salary could prove to be a sticking point with Liverpool perhaps having to keep paying part of the Italians salary while he remains out on loan.
Attacking midfielder Jordan Ibe was in the news this week for apparently getting rid of all things Liverpool in his social media account while also hinting at an Anfield exit.
We here at Soccer Transfers think that the 20-year-old has a bright future under Klopp, and that it is up to him to show how much he wants to be in the first team during this summer’s training camp and exhibition games.
Finally here is what Klopp had to say to BT Sport following last night’s amazing win, which proves he is not counting his chickens just yet when asked about a possible return to the Champions League:
“Come on, please don’t ask me this s***.”
“It’s so hard, I know nothing about the other results. All the Spanish teams are unbelievable strong.
“I could never understand when people predicted who will this game would go on to win the trophy.
“But I can say we have time in the middle of May. If we are there, we will be ready.”
Liverpool will now have to play Sevilla, Villarreal or Shakhtar Donetsk in the semi-final.
“When we scored everybody could feel something happening in the stadium, we could see it and we could smell it.
“But they scored a brilliant goal, and that’s the moment in football – and in life when you have to show character.
“That’s what we did. To come back against the highest opponent like this you need a little bit of luck, but everybody who saw the game will say it was deserved, because at the end the passion was something incredible.”