Liverpool and Milan contested two finals in 2005 and 2007, with each side profitable one title every, and Klopp mentioned the Group B fixture at Anfield was among the many “must-watch” video games within the first stage of the competitors.
“It is a powerful group. Atletico Madrid, wow. Porto, often the champions in Portugal so a high group, after which AC Milan is among the greatest groups in Europe, so it’s correct Champions League,” Klopp instructed reporters.
“After we all noticed the draw, I do not assume any of the groups mentioned: ‘Oh my god, what an excellent group’ … It is all about getting sufficient factors to get via that group and we higher not waste time, beginning tomorrow.
“This group reveals there aren’t any video games the place individuals say: ‘Do we actually wish to watch that?’ This group will likely be thrilling from the primary second to the final second. I am unable to see any early selections made on this group and it retains us on our toes.”
The match marks the primary time Anfield will likely be full for a Champions League sport because the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It was a very long time in the past after we had a Champions League sport at residence. We have spoken loads about European nights at Anfield and I can not wait to expertise it once more,” Klopp mentioned.
Liverpool got here again from 3-0 down within the 2005 last to win the match on penalties in what grew to become often called the “Miracle of Istanbul” and Klopp mentioned he practically switched off the tv when Milan led 3-0 at halftime.
“I used to be occupied with not watching the second half, to be trustworthy,” Klopp mentioned with fun. “All of us besides the Liverpool dressing-room thought the sport was determined.
“And it then grew to become one of many greatest soccer sensations ever. I am glad I did not change the telly off and watched the entire sport.”