Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp has spoken out after their defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals first leg match. Klopp admits Liverpool deserved defeat against Madrid stating, “I don’t think Liverpool deserved to win tonight, we didn’t play good enough and that is my first concern.”
Vinicius Junior scored double to give a 3-1 win to Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Liverpool failed in the UCL quarter-finals leg 1 of 2 against Zinedine Zidane’s side.
The Reds boss gave honest comments about the results of the game.
“If you want to go to the semi-finals you have to earn the right to do so,” Klopp told BT Sport.
“We didn’t do that, especially in the first half, so the only good thing really that I can say about the game, apart from that we scored a goal, is that it’s only the first half of the leg.
“We just didn’t play good enough football to cause Real Madrid more problems. I really thought it would have been possible. We made it too easy for them, that’s the main thing.”
“We cannot defend against the speed of Real Madrid if we give them the ball in the completely wrong moment, so if you lose the ball it’s not a problem in the right moment if you counter-press then you get the ball back.
“But we lost the ball in the wrong moments, passing it to their feet and then what they want to do is to switch the play, accelerate, with really quick and world-class players in a one-on-one situation, it’s not cool, not easy for whoever is in the challenge for us. We have to be better defensively but it’s not about the last line, it’s about what we do in front of that.”
Liverpool will face Real Madrid next on 15th April in the second leg of the Champions League. Let us know your views on Real Madrid vs Liverpool match in the comments section.
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