News From Liverpool: “We gave all 5 goals away” – 4 key things from Jurgen Klopp’s press conference

Here are four key things from Klopps post-match press conference

We gave all five goals away

Klopp described Real Madrids third goal, the Eder Militao header that put them in front, as the game-changer and a horrible goal, but was honest enough to admit that his team gifted Real all five goals.

Everything was pretty obvious tonight, Klopp told reporters.

We gave all five goals away, all five. We could have done better there but they were all different.

The start of the game, in our situation its really important that we see positive steps, and I think the first half was, besides the two goals we conceded, pretty much the best weve played in the whole season, so I liked that a lot.

I think the tie is over

Carlo Ancelotti wouldnt say he felt that the tie was done and dusted to the media, but Klopp thinks the Real Madrid boss knows his side are all but through, and for the time being, he would agree.

I think Carlo thinks the tie is over, and I think it as well in moment he said.

Tonight, with the five goals, you see how good they are at counter-attacking. We have to score three goals there, take some risks, that could be a bit tricky.

Possible injury for Gomez

Joe Gomez had a particularly difficult evening, and its now been revealed that his second half withdrawal was partly down to the fact he was showing signs of a hamstring problem

When a journalist checked whether the centre-back had picked up an injury, Klopp said:

Yeah, we will see. He showed a bit of a sign, we just made the decision and now we will see, he will get checked tomorrow.

Knock to confidence not allowed

Klopp was also asked whether he was concerned such a heavy defeat would have a negative impact on Liverpools pursuit of a Premier League top four finish.

His response to that theory was an emphatic one. The boss says hell do everything he can to ensure that wont be the case.

I can see why people would think that, thats understandable, he began

But thats actually not allowed. I told the boys directly after the game a defeat is a defeat if you dont learn from it.

If we dont learn tonight that the start of the game was outstanding, and the way we played was us in a nutshell, thats what we have to keep doing.

If we now allow one game to be influential, we are really silly. We have a few days where well make sure we take the right things out of this game.

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