Klopp Reacts To Real Madrid Thrashing At Anfield

Jurgen Klopp has responded to Liverpool's humbling loss to Real Madrid on Tuesday night.
Jurgen Klopp has responded to Liverpool's humbling loss to Real Madrid on Tuesday night.

Jurgen Klopp has made a big admission after seeing his Liverpool side lose 5-2 to Real Madrid at Anfield in their UEFA Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie on Tuesday night. 

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The Reds made a lively start to proceedings on home soil on Tuesday, finding themselves with a 2-0 lead after just 14 minutes. 

Darwin Nunez opened the scoring with a clever finish past Thibaut Courtois, while Mohamed Salah capitalised on the Belgian's error just minutes later to double Liverpool's advantage. 

Los Blancos clawed their way back into the tie with a first-half brace from Vinicius Junior, with Militao and Karim Benzema taking the game away from the home side in the second half. 

Speaking after the encounter, Klopp said he would understand Carlo Ancelotti believing that the tie was over. 

"I think Carlo thinks the tie is over and I think it as well in the moment," he said, according to The42

"But in three weeks – that is how it is in these moments – the closer you get to the game, the bigger our chances become and the less likely that the tie is over.

"But tonight with a 5-2 when you see the game, they are pretty good in counter-attacking… we have to score there three goals and take some risks. That could be a bit tricky.

"But it's really not in my mind so we go there, I can say that now already, and try and win the game.

"If that's possible or not right now I don’t know, but that's what we will try and from there we will see."

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