Jose Mourinho has hailed Jurgen Klopp after the Liverpool manager inspired his side to a remarkable Champions League comeback against Barcelona.
The Reds entered Tuesday’s semi-final second leg trailing 3-0, with their hopes of progression to a second straight final looking dim.
But, driven on by a raucous Anfield, Liverpool stunned Barca 4-0 behind doubles from Georginio Wijnaldum and Divock Origi.
Mourinho, who was sacked by Manchester United in December, has credited his former Premier League rival for the stunning comeback, or “remontada.”
“I didn’t expect it, I said impossible is nothing, I said if it’s possible, Anfield is one of the places to make the impossible be possible,” Mourinho told beIN SPORTS.
“But I have to say that for me, this remontada has one name – Jurgen.
“I think this is not about tactics, this is not about philosophy, this is about heart and soul, and a fantastic empathy he created with this group of players.
“They had the risk of finishing a fantastic season without anything to celebrate, and now they are one step from being European champions.