“Pretty close to what I expected” – Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp gives honest admission following his side defeat to inter Milan
The reds manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that his team’s struggles against Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday wasn’t a surprise to him.
Liverpool FC have suffered their first home defeat of the season last night (March 8), losing 1-0 to Inter in the second leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie.
Although, the reds qualified to the next round of the UEFA champions league Quarter finals after a 2-0 success at the San Siro in the first leg last month
Speaking to BT Sport after the match, Klopp admitted that he expected his team to face a few difficulties against the Nerazzurri. He said (as quoted by the Mirror):
“The difficulties we had were pretty close to what I expected. Inter are a really, really good side, set up for these kind of games.
“It was a really interesting game. In the end we lost the game, which obviously is not cool; we didn’t come here to lose a home game.”
“The opponent caused us problems, but if we had used our chances we win this game.
“We lost a lot of simple balls, which can happen, and when the ball was in the air, it was like slapstick with the wind.
“The counter-press was not really there. We were around challenges but not in challenges, and we didn’t get the momentum; that’s what we were lacking.”