Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has revealed what he told his players after their 5-2 Champions League defeat to Real Madrid on Tuesday. The two sides met at Anfield in the opening leg of their last-16 encounter, and it was a game to remember. By 15 minutes, Liverpool had taken a 2-0 lead.
Coach Jurgen Klopp reminded his players following Champions League loss to Real Madrid
Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah both scored, with the latter capitalizing on a costly blunder by Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. The visitors responded with Vinicius Junior, who equalized when Alisson’s pass hit Vinicius and rebounded into the net. Los Blancos head into the second leg with a three-goal lead, meaning Liverpool must repeat their feat at the Bernabeu to have a chance of reaching the quarter-finals.
“I told the boys directly after the game. This is a different thing that happened tonight. It’s one result which is exactly the opposite of what we want.
“If we now allow this one game to be influential, we are really silly. We have a few days where we make sure we take the right things out of the game.
“Yes, we have to improve. Third goal, massively. First goal, massively.
“But we have to take the good things as well. It would be horrible if we don’t do that. The intensity, the effort we showed, the football we played. Pretty much everything we want to see from ourselves. We have to make sure we keep that.”