Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp warns his side to not take Roma lightly in Champions League semi-final

Jurgen Klopp. Photo by BPI/REX/Shutterstock (9623042q)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has warned his players that they will need to respect their Champions League semi-final opponents AS Roma whom they play at Anfield on Tuesday in the first leg.

The Reds will be favourites to advance to the Champions League final for the first time since 2007 when they lost to AC Milan, however Roma can never be underestimated especially as they pulled off one of the shocks of the season so far by eliminating Barcelona during the quarter-final stage.

In the stadium do it again and better. Outside the stadium, please show the respect we have to show,” said Klopp on Monday.

“This is such an outstanding football club, an outstanding football family, known for fantastic atmospheres all over the world, so we don’t need to throw whatever at the bus of the opposing team.”

One player who will be familiar to both sides is Mohamed Salah who will be coming up against his former club.

The Egyptian international moved from Roma to Liverpool during last summers transfer window and has so far exceeded expectations as he has gone on to bag 41 goals in all competitions.