“But as you know very well, football is strange. What happened in the second half is very difficult to explain. Liverpool in the second half had opportunities to score other goals. They were also unlucky.
“It’s important to prepare for the game and for us to try and play a really good game. We know very well what are the qualities of Liverpool.
“We have to work during the flight to prepare for the game, but to be honest we started [preparing] with my staff before tonight so as not to wait until at the last moment.”