Liverpool's Mohamed Salah gestures to the supporters at the end of the Champions League semifinal second leg soccer match between Roma and Liverpool at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, Wednesday, May 2, 2018.
They twice took the lead on the night in Rome yet they could not kill off the Italians and ended up losing 2-4 to squeeze into the final against Real Madrid with a 7-6 aggregate victory. In the first half we did well and scored some good goals.
Dutch midfielder Wijnaldum, who scored his first away goal in three years, added: "The Champions League is the biggest competition you can play at club level".
Up five points on third-placed Liverpool, a win on Friday plus a Liverpool draw or loss to Chelsea on Sunday at Stamford Bridge would guarantee nobody could pass the Red Devils and would lock them in to second place with two matches remaining.
Indeed, the Champions League-winning midfield maestro has no top managerial experience, and many believe that will have a telling effect once he starts new life as a senior team boss.
If you're a Manchester United City fan, well, they're champions once more.
Roma threatened early with Alessandro Florenzi sending the ball wide in the opening minutes but the hosts paid for woeful defending, giving Klopp's side space to gain an early advantage. "But then our last line was too deep and you can not play like this".
"It was the first semi-final for most of the players so it was normal to have to keep nerves in". "We've improved so much but I don't want to settle for this - we must keep moving forward and do even better".
Although Roma were awarded a penalty in both legs, Monchi insisted his team should have been awarded more spot kicks. "7-6 sounds insane because it is insane".
"There's still a job to do". We will be ready. Real Madrid can only play that way.
After the final whistle, the team posed on the pitch with a banner reading "Sean Cox - You'll Never Walk Alone", referring to the Liverpool fan who was attacked outside Anfield last week.
"They told us immediately it will be completely different in Madrid with the atmosphere and all those things".
When Liverpool last won the Champions League in 2005, their miraculous comeback from three goals down in the final against AC Milan obscured the pedestrian nature of Rafael Benitez's side.
"I know it is hard to ref but it is really embarrassing that we lose on aggregate like that", said billionaire Pallotta, who runs the Raptor private investment group in the United States.
"I would also like to thank the stewards and staff from Liverpool Football Club for their support and assistance".
The final in Kiev on May 26 will see Klopp target his first trophy since taking over in October 2015. They don't hang silver medals at Melwood. That's the pity, that's the game. They are four times in the last five years and still together.