He is waving again in the coaching zone of Liverpool FC. Gesticulating wildly, Jürgen Klopp tried for 90 minutes to somehow conjure up a somewhat respectable starting position for the second leg with commands. In the end it still means 3: 1 for Real Madrid.
One scene in particular enrages the English: Shortly before Asensio’s 2-0 win (36th), Vazquez commits a more or less obvious foul on Mané – as the last man. 28 seconds later the ball wriggles in the net. And again the question arises: How long does “immediately in front of a goal” count?
«Just not right»
Klopp: “The situation with Sadio… I’m not sure what the referee did tonight. It looked as if it was something personal. ” Apparently, the Liverpool coach thinks that Mané made a swallow a little earlier in the game and referee Dr. Felix Brych – like Klopp Deutscher – therefore did not whistle this foul game.
“That’s just not right, and I told him that after the game,” continued Klopp. Via the external microphones in the Estadio Alfredo di Stefano you can also hear Klopp saying to Brych: “That is unfair.”
Self-critical and hopeful
The Liverpool coach knows, however, that it was of course not just the referee that the Reds are now traveling back to Anfield with a 1: 3 mortgage. «If we want to reach the semi-finals, we have to earn it. We don’t have that today, especially not in the first half, ”says Klopp.
The concrete analysis follows immediately: “We just didn’t play well enough, we made it too easy for them. I’m not happy with the way we played in possession. We pressed well, forced them to long balls, but then they hit us on the second balls. “
Anyway, there is hope for a turnaround in the second leg. In 2019 Liverpool turned a 3-0 defeat in the first leg with a 4-0 win at home against Barcelona. And this time it stands, again against a Spanish giant, only 1: 3 … Klopp: “The away goal is our lifeline.” (leo)
Published: April 7th, 2021, 10:25 am
Last updated: April 7th, 2021, 10:25 am