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Klopp shocked by Roma heroics: They lost Salah but still beat Barcelona!

08:15 IST 11/04/2018
Kostas Manolas Roma Barcelona UCL 04102018
The Egypt international moved to Anfield in the summer, but the Italian side still managed to down the Catalan giants with a remarkable comeback

Jurgen Klopp has expressed his shock that Roma managed to beat Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals, particularly since they no longer have Mohamed Salah at their disposal.

Roma overturned a 4-1 first leg lead in shocking fashion, beating the Catalan side 3-0 at the Stadio Olimpico and progressing on away goals on Tuesday.

The Serie A side lost their prized asset Salah to Liverpool in the summer, with the Egypt international moving to Anfield in a £34 million deal, and he has since gone on to score 39 goals in 44 appearances this season.

However, there is now a chance that the two sides could meet in the Champions League semi-finals, after Liverpool defeated Manchester City 5-1 on aggregate.

"I walked up the stairs and someone told me," Klopp said regarding Roma's progression.

"I thought it was a joke. Not that I don't respect Roma, they are fantastic team. I just wasn't expecting it, but knew it was possible.

"They lost Mo Salah and they are in the semis - it's a big thing!"

The draw for the semi-finals of the Champions League will be made on Friday 11 April at 12:00 BST.