Liverpool can't compare to Barcelona, Bayern Munich or Real Madrid - Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists it would be wrong to compare his side to European heavyweights Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
A 2-1 win over Manchester City secured progress to the Reds' first Champions League semifinal in a decade with a 5-1 aggregate win at the Etihad Stadium.
Klopp believes even though his club are five-time winners of the competition they still have some way to go before they can genuinely feel at home alongside the top clubs.
However, that does not mean they head into the semis with any sort of inferiority complex.
"I have absolutely no interest in comparing us. Barcelona, Bayern, Real Madrid: they win everything in the last 20 years," Klopp said.
"In the same time we pretty much didn't win anything as a club.
"You will not become a winner overnight -- it happens from time to time -- but it's a coincidence and a little bit of luck.
"We only can develop. This [Premier League] is unbelievably strong, this competition [Champions League] is unbelievably strong but I don't care who is in [the competition].
"We are here and we deserved it and I am really happy about that.
"So far, we fought for each opportunity to get it and then to use it is so hard but that's what we will do."