Jurgen Klopp compares Liverpool attacking mentality to Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Roberto Firmino of Liverpool celebrate their sides first goal scored by Mohamed Salah during the Quarter Final Second Leg match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium
Image: Liverpool have scored 33 goals in the Champions League this season - the most of any team

Jurgen Klopp has likened Liverpool's habit of blowing teams away in concentrated spells to Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United sides.

Liverpool scored three goals in 19 first-half minutes to take their Champions League quarter-final tie away from Manchester City, ultimately winning the tie 5-1 on aggregate.

Klopp looks set to employ a similar tactic when they welcome Roma to Anfield for their semi-final first leg on Tuesday, after admitting he wants to use it to the same effect as rivals Manchester United in the 1990s and 2000s.

"Is there something with Alex Ferguson, Man United," said Klopp. "At a specific time, they scored always twice?

26 May 1999:  Alex Ferguson celebrates with Manchester United players and the European Cup after winning the European Champions League Final against Bayern
Image: Manchester United won the 1999 Champions League final with two stoppage-time goals

"Score, score? That is the opportunity. Score once, do it again. Use the momentum in the game. Of course we talk about it, of course we want to use that, but you still have to score.

"The team is a really enthusiastic team. In a good moment, they jump and that's really good to see.

"On the other hand, that's why the two Man City games were really special. We dealt with the very difficult circumstances in the two halves here and there on a high level.

Also See:

Jurgen Klopp
Image: Klopp insists Liverpool's semi-final is not a 'once-in-a-lifetime' opportunity

"That brought us to the semis, not that we can score one, two, three in a row.

"In the moments when we are not in charge of the game, we are still in the game, that's a very important thing and that helped us massively."

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player

Klopp was unable to stop laughing when listening to the Italian translator at his press conference

Klopp insists Liverpool's chance to reach a Champions League final should not be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in what will be their first semi-final in Europe's elite club competition for a decade.

He said: "I make the pressure higher? I tell them it's the only chance you ever have in your life so use it. Would you love to hear that before a game?

"(It's) not a once-in-the-lifetime chance. I am already for the second time in the semi-finals and if I go, I will be the second time in the final. That's pretty rare."

Tuesday's Super 6

Tuesday's Super 6

Could you be the next Super 6 £250k jackpot winner? Enter your predictions for free here.

Around Sky