Jurgen Klopp at the press conference prior to Liverpool-Real Madrid


Klopp throws in the towel against Madrid: "The tie is sentenced"

Published:22/02/2023 - 08:41h

Updated:22/02/2023 - 08:46h

The Liverpool coach, Jürgen Klopp, has offered some statements where he expresses great pessimism after the defeat (2-5) against Real Madrid in the round of 16 of the Champions League

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Jürgen Klopp, trainer of the first team of the Liverpool, has appeared in the back press conference to the defeat in Champions in front of the Real Madrid. In her it spoke of the possibilities to advance to the following round after falling by 2-5 in Anfield, of the problems that had the team defending the result when going out to the second half and of one of the played that affected the morals of all the group.

It began his intervention leaving on the table that, for him, the eliminatory is sentenced nowadays. "I think that Carlo thinks that the eliminatory is sentenced. I also create it in this moment. Inside three weeks could be different. We will go there to win, is all what can say", aimed.

On the same line, it cleared that his idea is to go to Santiago Bernabéu to show his best version although the feat to trace back will be extremely complicated. "We will go there and we will play a football match. It will be an enormous challenge but first have the Premier and have to ensure us that we have learnt of this party", affirmed the German.

Near to finalise, stood out that the third goal of the merengues was lapidarian for the attitude of the players. "The form in which we defended the 2-3 is not well and this does not help against a team that stands out to the contragolpe. No longer we could enderezar the party. We have to play like the first part the 90' minutes and after the 2-3 was all the contrary", sentenced Klopp.

There was not capacity of reaction

Finally, it spoke of the error of Alisson and ensured that the team has to keep the composure in this type of stages. "His second goal was a slap. The beginning was extraordinary. We were we, in few words. It was perfect, exactly as we wanted to play. All the first part was good, apart from the goals. They took a lot of confidence and marked us good goals. One of rebound, is what there is. We could not recover more the course of the party. It is necessary to play during the 95' minutes as in the first part. It is necessary to keep the 'momentum', lost it and no longer recover it", concluded.

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