The German military leader admitted that his team deserved to lose to Real after a poor performance.
The defending Premier League champions are the most appreciated team before their trip to Alfredo Di Stefano, in the context of their opponents losing pillars due to injury. However, personal mistakes caused The Kop to pay the price by losing 1-3.
The worst moment for Liverpool players was definitely Alexander-Arnold’s play in the 36th minute. The England defender had an extremely careless return and accidentally opened the opportunity to help Marco. Asensio scored the second goal for Real.
“These Alexander-Arnold’s mistakes did not come out of nowhere. It happened in the past.”Coach Jurgen Klopp spoke after the match. “I don’t like the way the team played in the first half, obviously.
“The players misjudged the situation. In that moment, Trent made a direct mistake, but the others could not use the speed to correct the mistake.”.
The rare bright spot of the Red Brigade was Mohamed Salah’s second half goal. Theoretically, the port city team will advance to the next round if they beat Real 2-0 in the return leg.
“This is a good result for Real Madrid. We will try to overcome it. Opportunities are still available, but the whole team has to improve a lot.”, the German captain confirmed.
The second leg between Liverpool and Real Madrid will take place on Thursday morning (April 15, Vietnam time).
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