Joel Matip is hopeful that Liverpool’s historic win over Maribor can be the foundation for ‘something special’ with confidence high in the Reds’ dressing room ahead of Sunday’s trip to Tottenham Hotspur.
Jürgen Klopp’s side head to Wembley this afternoon having recorded the club’s record away victory in European competition on Tuesday.
Slovenian champions Maribor were defeated 7-0 in a display described afterwards by Klopp as ‘really, really good’ and, while acknowledging the stern test Spurs will provide, Matip is eager to build on that excellent result and performance in the capital.
“I think the Maribor game will give us more self-confidence, but even before the game we were not in doubt about our quality,” the No.32 told Liverpoolfc.com at Melwood.
“I think this could be the start of something special and now we have to work hard to make that happen.
“Tottenham are a high-quality team with skills in defence, offense, everywhere, and yes it will be a tough and hard game, but we will not hide and we’ll do our best to win there.