Liverpool suffered a 3-1 defeat in the Champions League quarter finals over both legs against Real Madrid. Jurgen Klopp’s side created a number of chances in the second leg but failed make a comeback at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp cut a frustrated figure as he assessed Liverpool’s Champions League elimination at the hands of Real Madrid. Mohamed Salah and Georginio Wijnaldum were guilty of wasting glorious opportunities to get Klopp’s men back into the tie as they failed to replicate a remarkable recovery from 3-0 down to beat Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate at the semi-final stage two years ago.
Liverpool are in a tight Top-4 race in the Premier League
“We started very well, but we didn’t know how to convert our chances,” Klopp said at full time.
“We could’ve gone in front very early. We had to go after the game and we went for them. Then, every minute that passed, it got more difficult. We had to win. That’s it, that’s what we had to do.“
“Now we don’t have to play on Wednesdays and we can concentrate on the [Premier] League
“I would say I am naturally confident, but that doesn’t mean we will end up there,” said Klopp on their top-four hopes.
“We just can read the table, we know the points, we know the situation and stuff like this.
“We know who we play and we don’t have to talk too much about it. I said now what we think about it and, yes, we want and we have to – and if we want that we should play really good football.”
Liverpool now need to shift their focus completely onto the Premier league top-4 race as they look to make it into the Champions League next season. Jurgen Klopp’s side are currently 6th in the table with 56 points from 31 games.