The Reds appeared on target for a cushty night as Naby Keita broke the impasse with a managed end within the 11th minute, however Rogelio Funes Mori discovered a direct equaliser in Doha.
Monterrey stored Liverpool at bay and spurned a number of possibilities of their very own because the match seemed set for extra-time earlier than two of Klopp’s second-half substitutes mixed to kill off the Mexican outfit on the dying.
Trent Alexander-Arnold discovered Roberto Firmino with an beautiful low cross and the Brazilian beat Marcelo Barovero from shut vary to destroy Monterrey’s hopes and safe a 2-1 win.
klopp appreciating alisson’s efficiency 🥺🥺 so deserved pic.twitter.com/dAGWYIb38G
— ari (@lfcxari) December 18, 2019
Liverpool will face Flamengo in Saturday’s showpiece on the Khalifa International Stadium.
Alisson made an unimaginable one-handed save to disclaim Monterrey simply earlier than half-time and was arguably Liverpool’s standout participant throughout the 90 minutes on Wednesday night.
After operating on the pitch to hug Alisson on the final whistle, Klopp hailed the goalkeeper’s efforts in his post-match interview with BBC Sport.
‘A extremely arduous recreation after which you may deliver on the boys.
‘Wonderful objective, nice recreation, tremendous ambiance. We haven’t any clue about Virgil, we thought he can be advantageous. We will see.
‘We have brought in a few kids and see what we can do line-up wise. We want to play the final and see what we can do.’
Klopp added: ‘I believed the boys did exceptionally effectively.
‘It was probably the most offensive midfield I’ve ever lined up.’