Jurgen Klopp revealed what he had said to his Liverpool players after the deadly defeat of the Champions League in Barcelona. The Reds were beaten 3-0 at the Nou Camp on Wednesday night, as Barcelona reached a milestone to reach the Champions League final.
Former Liverpool player Luis Suarez gave the advantage to his team before Lionel Messi scored two goals in seven minutes to allow Barca to keep the advantage. Messi’s second free-kick – a superb free-kick – was his 600th goal on Barcelona. The return match will take place next Tuesday in Liverpool.
Asked what he had said to his players in the locker room after the defeat, Klopp replied, “I said I’m really proud of them, that I really liked the game.”They do not have to think about the next game against Barcelona, we’re playing in Newcastle now, that’s our goal.” “We’re going to the hotel, we’re sleeping well, we get up in the morning, take a flight for us. Go home, and then we get ready for Newcastle.”Whatever happens, these boys, I could not be more proud of them. I know the result and people who have not seen the game will say strange things, we accept it easily.
“It’s just like they always hit in this kind of match, as they are brave in those moments. I just like it. ‘In the end, it’s still a 3-0 – but I’m thinking of the game – and that does not change. But that’s OK. Let’s go home and go play Newcastle. Klopp also praised Messi, “unstoppable,” whose last two goals seem to have sent Liverpool to a European exit. “In these moments, it is unstoppable,” added the boss of the Reds. “You cannot defend the free kick – what strikes.
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