Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: We got what we deserved in defeat at Real Madrid

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: We got what we deserved in defeat at Real Madrid
Jurgen Klopp: "I don't think we deserved to win tonight, we didn't play good enough and that is my first concern, especially in the first half we didn't play good enough football. The second half we did better, we scored our goal which is the positive of the night and that's how it is."
 
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted his side got what they deserved in a 3-1 quarter-final first-leg defeat to Real Madrid, which leaves their Champions League hopes hanging by a thread.
 
However, he took a swipe at referee Felix Brych for having what he claimed was a personal issue with Sadio Mane after the German official ruled the Senegal international had not been fouled by Lucas Vazquez on the edge of the penalty area as he ran through on goal moments before Marco Asensio scored.
 
Mohamed Salah's 26th goal in 44 Champions League matches had given the Reds a vital away goal and brought the score back to 2-1 early in the second half after a dreadful first 45 minutes saw them concede to Vinicius Junior and Asensio.
 
But they conceded another to Vinicius to leave them with a tough task at a fan-less Anfield next week.
 
"First and foremost I don't think we deserved to win tonight, we didn't play good enough and that is my first concern," said Klopp.
 
Especially in the first half we didn't play good enough football. We conceded the first goal, served the second on a plate [after Trent Alexander-Arnold'smistake], but that was not the real problem of the game.
 
"Of course conceding goals is a problem but it is not the problem. The second half we did better, we scored our goal which is the positive of the night and that's how it is.
 
Source: CNA

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