Mo Salah feels Liverpool were overconfident ahead of the UCL tie against Inter Milan

Will the Reds be able to regain their European glory?

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Liverpool star Mohamed Salah feels that his team might have felt overconfident ahead of the second leg of the round of 16 encounter against Italian giant Inter Milan.

Liverpool managed to creep into the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League despite the 1-0 loss to Inter with an aggregate scoreline of 2-1, but the performance from the Reds was far from satisfactory. Liverpool are considered one of the major favourites to win the European Cup, however, this performance at Anfield against what was an average Inter side definitely puts doubts on whether Liverpool will be able to regain their European glory.

Mohamed Salah while talking to BT Sport after the match admitted his side must have become overconfident and that this loss was “needed”.

“Maybe we need to start from the beginning [again], winning games,” he said, with the Reds having seen a 12-game winning streak come to an end.

“We lost a game, that maybe gives us a little bit more of a push. Maybe in the back of our minds, we felt overconfident at the moment.

“So I think that’s a good game for us to take it, learn from it and just carry on.”

The No. 11 showed his mentality as he added: “I hit the post twice! It’s OK, maybe next game I’ll score three.

“I don’t mind as long as the team wins the game or qualifies.”

Salah further added on Liverpool’s ambitions to win the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League.

“Everybody wants to win the Champions League and the Premier League,” he continued.

“We’re going to fight for both and let’s see.”

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Klopp on Liverpool’s defeat at Anfield

Jurgen Klopp
Mo Salah feels Liverpool were overconfident ahead of the UCL tie against Inter Milan 2

Jurgen Klopp revealed some wisdom from his assistant Peter Krawietz as he spoke to reporters after Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat to Inter Milan in the Champions League.

“These things can happen, but you have to make sure you don’t do it again and be better next time,” he said.

“We could have played better, but not too much better because the opponent was really good. The art of football is to lose the right games. If there was any game we could have afforded to lose it was tonight because the main target of this competition is to get through.

“But it’s not that I’m sat here over the moon.”

Klopp said: “It’s fair we’re through against a really strong opponent and now, let’s carry on. Over the two legs we deserved to go through, but we had some problems tonight, and one of those was the quality of the opposition.”

Liverpool are in some very important matches coming up as the race for the Premier League title heats up. The Reds will go away at Falmer Stadium to play Brighton and a win will put Klopp’s men back to touching distance Manchester City.

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