Liverpool failed to compensate for its first-leg loss against Real Madrid, and settled for a goalless draw at home, on Wednesday, to bid farewell to the Champions League, and its coach, Jürgen Klopp, had no doubts about the reason for the exclusion.
The 3-1 loss in Madrid could have been compensated in the first 20 minutes, given the opportunities created by Liverpool in the second leg of the quarter-finals.
“We always need decisive moments. We did not lose the confrontation tonight, we lost it in Madrid. The situation was not comfortable in Madrid. We were good today (yesterday) and we played fiercely and we had opportunities .. We did not score and then I settled,” Klopp said in a press conference after the match. Real Madrid confrontation experience. ”
Liverpool star, Egyptian Mohamed Salah, missed two early chances, and the Egyptian player’s attacking trio with Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane seemed far from his level in the last two seasons.
Klopp padded the finger of blame for his star, Mohamed Salah, as he said: “We know that Mohamed Salah can end these opportunities while his eyes are closed. This did not happen .. but we left the championship.”
And the disastrous situation for Liverpool could worsen if it fails to reach the Champions League next season, as it occupies sixth place, which would be a strong economic blow to the club.
“We love this tournament and for other reasons it is important to qualify for it. Now we can focus on the league and we will do that,” Klopp said.