File: Atletico Madrid’s Spanish midfielder Marcos Llorente (R) celebrates scoring his crew’s second purpose through the UEFA Champions league Spherical of 16 second leg soccer match between Liverpool and Atletico Madrid at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on March 11, 2020.
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Liverpool coach, Jurgen Klopp, has admitted it doesn’t really feel proper shedding to Atletico Madrid within the Champions League.
The Reds had been on Wednesday dumped out of Europe’s elite soccer competitors after shedding 2-Three (2-Four on mixture) to the Spanish facet.
Klopp’s facet had misplaced the primary leg of the conflict 1-Zero however the holders regarded to have ended Atletico’s dogged resistance when Roberto Firmino put them forward within the tie after Georginio Wijnaldum’s first-half header pressured the sport into an additional 30 minutes.
Marcos Llorente, nonetheless, made Liverpool pay for a bunch of missed probabilities as he netted twice earlier than an Alvaro Morata strike, in added time, sealed a spot for Diego Simeone’s males within the quarter-final.
Whereas talking within the post-match press convention, Klopp congratulated the Spanish facet regardless that he stated it doesn’t really feel proper shedding to them.
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In line with the previous Borussia Dortmund boss, he’s an “under-average loser,” stressing that speaking extra concerning the recreation would make him really feel just like the “worst loser in the world.”
“At least tonight, if I would say all the things I have in my mind I would look like the worst loser in the world, so I best stop here,” the German was quoted in Liverpool’s web site as saying after the sport.
He, nonetheless, praised his gamers for his or her “exceptional” displaying on the Anfield and admitted that enjoying “against a defensive set-up like that, to cause a team that many problems is really exceptional, so I loved that.”
Klopp added that in some unspecified time in the future within the recreation, his gamers had been a bit drained not like their opponents who regarded brisker.