Jurgen Klopp has said that his team can be a threat in the next stage of the Champions League if they maintain their impressive form in front of goal.
Liverpool destroyed Spartak Moscow 7 – 0 to take their goal tally in the Champions League to 23, the second-highest in the competition’s group stage history.
Since the team lost to Tottenham in late October, they have gone on to score 32 goals in an unbeaten nine-match run and they seem to be hitting their best form.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 8, 2017
Speaking after Wednesday’s game when asked if his side will be a threat in the last 16 Klopp said, “If we perform like this tonight, if we are that clinical, then yes. But we had the same players already and they didn’t score (in some previous games). If we perform like this then it is obviously a threat, 100 per cent. If you see how Dom Solanke performed in Stoke, how Daniel Sturridge performed when he came on, he could have scored two or three, he made a goal for Sadio, that’s good.”
Philippe Coutinho led Liverpool’s scoring with his first hat trick while Sadio Mane scored twice. Joining them on the score sheet were Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.
The result saw Liverpool top their group and they will now avoid facing PSG, Barcelona and Roma in the next round. However, they could come up against Bayern Munich, Juventus or Real Madrid.
“We knew if we won we would top the group so that’s not the biggest surprise but I think it’s strange this year in the group stages,” Klopp added.
“There are a lot of really strong teams. This year is quite special. Not often you can face Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, but Juventus and all the others.”