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​Klopp hails Liverpool's 'crazy ride'

Jurgen Klopp says it's been a 'crazy ride' on Liverpool's way to Champions League final.

The Reds have surprisingly gone all the way to Kiev and they did it in some style. The German manager himself is impressed with his side's showing.

"Because of how we did it," Klopp told UEFA.com.

"Honestly, I have to say we were a little bit surprised when we won 5-0 against FC Porto, because they're a top team. It was impressive. I was impressed myself, to be honest.

"Then we faced Manchester City, a rival we didn't want to play against, not only because they are a very strong side, but also because 30 minutes into the game you don't have the feeling you're playing in the Champions League anymore. But, of course, it was football of the highest quality.

"We won in a way that seems pretty incredible and crazy somehow. We won 3-0 at home against City. And we've had the feeling throughout the [run] that we could have scored at least two goals per game.

"The second leg against City was a very difficult game, of course. And we conceded a goal right at the beginning of the game. But we showed our strength and were able to even win that game, too. That's also extraordinary.

"And then in Rome… the two underdogs playing each other in the semi-finals. We managed to lead 5-0 at home."

Klopp is especially stunned by his players' proficiency along the way.

"The number of goals we scored is simply crazy. We've scored seven goals twice and five goals twice, too. That's really [crazy], because we aren't Barcelona, we aren't Real Madrid or Bayern Munich.

"We aren't anyone else. We are Liverpool, on the way to becoming a really good team. And performing at such a high level is very cool. To summarise, it's been a crazy ride. But, after all, we've earned our place here."

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