This Tuesday, in the quarter-finals of Champions LeagueReal Madrid won a landslide 3-1 at home against Liverpool. The level of the Spanish national team was much higher than that of its opponent, although the goal turned by the English leaves the door open to the possibility of a “miracle” in the rematch.
At a press conference, yourgen club He was the first to admit the hidden performance of his team against those led by Zinedine Zidane. He made it clear with a devastating phrase that could touch the Reds’ pride in returning, on Wednesday the 14th, at Anfield.
After being consulted by a startling change (Thiago for Keita) he made shortly before halftime, Klopp directed the cassette and shot, visibly angry: “He could have made so many changes at that time.”
After a while, when talking about Liverpool’s chances of reversing the key, he added: “If you want to reach the semi-finals, you have to earn the right to do so. And we didn’t. The only good thing I can say is that we scored a goal and this is only the first leg. “
This opponent’s goal, indicated by the Egyptian Mohamed Salah, makes it enough for the England national team to win a 2-0 win over Real Madrid. Nothing is simple, of course. In this sense, Klopp insisted: “We have a lot to prove in the next match. We made it very easy for them. The truth is that We didn’t deserve more than what we gotBut the goal gives us a thread of life. “
But Klopp’s annoyance was not limited to his team, but also fell to the referee, who approached him as soon as the match ended to demand a play in which Sadio Mane participated.
Referee Felix Brisch talks to Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp. EFE / JuanJo Martín
Klopp explained, “When Sadio fell, he didn’t get anything to be honest. I thought he was unfair to Sadio, that’s what I told him. He didn’t lose the match, but you need a good referee.” the press.
After the 2019/2020 season he had dreamed of, in which he was crowned champion of England, Europe and the Club World Cup, Liverpool this year continues to compete only in the Champions League, which forces them to prepare when they host Madrid.
In their favor, Klopp and his players have a more than correct precedent: when he was in the semi-finals of the 2019 Champions League, he brought the series back to Barcelona, Lionel Messi, after losing the first leg 3-0.