Liverpool’s stunning victory over Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday was made possible by the belief manager Juergen Klopp has instilled in his squad, according to Jose Mourinho.
Liverpool produced one of the greatest comebacks in the competition’s history to beat Barcelona 4-0, overturning a three-goal first leg deficit to advance to their second consecutive final with a 4-3 aggregate victory.
Mourinho said the victory was because of Juergen’s mentality, where he instills a fighting spirit of never giving up in every player.
Mourinho added it was not about tactics, but about philosophy, heart, soul, and empathy that he has created with that group of players.
Liverpool risked finishing the season without a trophy with Manchester City leading the Premier League title race with one game to go and Barcelona heavy favourites to advance to the final after a commanding win at the Nou Camp.
But the thrilling victory over the Spanish champions gave the Merseyside club a chance of winning a sixth European Cup when they face either Tottenham Hotspur or Ajax Amsterdam in the final on June 1.