Liverpool failed to compensate for its loss in the first leg against Real Madrid and settled for a 0-0 draw at home, Wednesday, to bid farewell to the Champions League, and coach Juergen Klopp had no doubts about the reasons.
The 3-1 loss in Madrid could have been compensated in the first 20 minutes given the opportunities created by Liverpool.
The poor first-leg performance made the task more difficult at Anfield and the inactivity ended any hope for the team.
“You always need decisive moments,” said the German coach. We didn’t lose the match tonight, we lost it in Madrid. The situation was not comfortable in Madrid. We were good, we played hard and we had chances. We did not score, and then Real Madrid’s experience settled the confrontation. ”
Mohamed Salah missed two early chances and the attacking trio, which the Egyptian player with Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane is playing, seemed far from his level in the last two seasons.
Klopp said: “We know that Mohamed Salah can finish these opportunities with his eyes closed. This did not happen. But we said goodbye to the championship. ”
Liverpool midfielder James Milner believes his team entered the match with the right spirit, but agreed with his coach that the final touch had let the team down.