‘King of cups’: Klopp wary of Liverpool facing Emery and Villarreal in semis

Thrilling draw with Benfica leads to 6-4 aggregate winManager blames himself for three goals conceded at AnfieldJürgen Klopp declared himself delighted to take Liverpool into the Champions League semi-finals for the third time in his reign and said he would never take such achievements for granted. Liverpool gave up a 3-1 lead to draw 3‑3 against Benfica but progressed 6-4 on aggregate with an Ibrahima Konaté header and a Roberto Firmino brace securing a date with Villarreal in the last four.Klopp made seven changes before the FA Cup semi-final with Manchester City on Saturday and blamed himself for the defensive difficulties of a back four who had never played together. “It was not exactly what we wanted but it is absolutely not important because if we played the best game of the season it wouldn’t have made it more likely to get to the final,” he said. “We never take something like this for granted. I am really happy. I know people talk about goals conceded but the day I am not over the moon about getting to the Champions League semi-final, something is really wrong.”